When you get into a relationship with a metropolis, it’s very complicated. At times you love it and wanna scream those three heart-racing words in the middle of the streets. Other times you want to get on a rocket and reach the farthest point of Milky Way away from that hellhole. London quartet Malady breaks down that highly complex urban relationship in their new single “London I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down.” Built on a dub-indebted soundscape, the quartet fuses elements of acoustic guitar with IDM, post-rave, and pop to illustrate the daily struggles and blessings with their city. Hit play:
On the single, frontman Cobbhinah explained: “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.”
Malady is comprised of Percy Junior Cobbinah, Charlie Clark, Ertan Cimen, and Khaleem Mitchell-Patterson. Co-produced by Eduardo De La Paz and Clark, “London I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down” is out now via Nice Swan Records.
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