London Grammar’s Dot Major have released their debut solo single ‘Bear’.
The studio wizard, who rose to fame as part of the ‘If You Wait’ group with Hannah Reid and Dan Rothman in 2013, released remixes of other tracks, bootlegs, or his esteemed Essential Mix on BBC Radio 1 last year. It wasn’t released until now.
The producer said of the track: I wanted the instruments to feel like they were drifting in and out of my consciousness, catching the sounds around me. ”
Dot, whose real name is Dominic, is set to release more new music this year after keeping his solo music a secret.
London Grammar will release their third studio album, California Soil, in 2021, and in July 2022, frontwoman Hannah confirmed that the follow-up was nearly complete.
“So there’s this fourth album that I absolutely love, and it’s almost done.
“We’re aiming to have it finished by the end of the year or early next year, and hopefully it won’t be too long before we can release it.”
Hannah also admitted that it can be “difficult” to keep fans engaged, especially since she and her bandmates are “not very good” at using social media.
She told BANG Showbiz EXCLUSIVELY: I think the industry has changed a lot in her 10 years.
“There’s always room for tracks to really connect online, but the hard part now is creative longevity and how to build those moments to keep the momentum going.
“If you’re a band that doesn’t like social media, doesn’t do TikTok, and doesn’t like Instagram, it’s tough. It’s hard to keep fans engaged, but we’ll be fine!
“I think there is a lot of pressure to be on social media. Instagram is an interesting topic because it feels like image is everything, but I feel image has always been tied to the music industry.” Look at Bowie and all the greats.
“So it’s not necessarily a completely bad thing because you can express yourself on these platforms and really interact with your fans, but for me, Dan and some of the artists at Dot, there’s more energy to focus on the music and I don’t think I have that much energy…other than that.”