LISTEN: Malady’s “London, I Love You but You’re Bringing Me Down” Plays Upon LCD Soundsystem Favorite

Fusing musical elements from dub, post-rave, early dubstep, and IDM with formative indie guitar music, London based Malady draws inspiration from day-to-day living, focussing on conversations and social observations. The vibrant band has dropped their debut single “London, I Love You but You’re Bringing Me Down.” Produced by Eduardo De La Paz and the band’s own Charlie Clark, ‘London, I Love You But…’ explores the band’s complicated relationship with the capital.

This energetic and operatic pop-punk track blends electronic beat development and organic instrumentation. Vocalist and guitar player Percy Junior Cobbinah sings with urban Brit confidence reminiscent of The Streets and Badly Drawn Boy. We’ve heard plenty of songs dissing LA and NYC, but this one is a fresh whip to the swinging city overseas,

“I must’ve heard LCD Soundsystem’s ‘New York, I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down’ and thought the love-hate sentiment behind the tune mirrored the feelings I had, and still have, with London. The topic of the tune isn’t news to anyone but it felt necessary to document the confusion and sadness felt by how inaccessible and hostile the city is becoming to live in for most ordinary people who have most, if not all, of their lives here,” Cobbinah explains.

 

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