London Grammar Discuss Vocal Injuries, Touring The World & Surprising Fanbases
In this Fuse Lollapalooza exclusive, host Esteban Serrano sat down with English electro-pop duo London Grammar to talk touring, unexpected fanbases and vocal injuries.
"Every time we’ve come to America it’s been wonderful," guitarist Dan Rothman said. "I think we’ve cultivated a very devoted fanbase, which is lovely. We feel very grateful. We’ve always been welcomed."
Stateside fans are luckier than those in Australia, who never got to see the band. The group canceled the tour following singer Hannah Reid's vocal injury. "I just started to lose my voice. It does happen after touring for like eighteen months. I have to be careful now when I speak. I’m trying to speak lightly and sort of high. I was in a fair amount of pain, really," she explained. "When that happens you have to just be really really careful about it."
Even still, they're having a good time, and they want their fans to know it! "I think when we wrote all the songs for our album we didn't know if anyone would like them. We were lucky, we were in a good space. No one knew who we were so we never really thought about anyone liking it or not," Reid said.
And yet, they did! Hard work pays off.
Watch Fuse's exclusive interview above, and make sure to check out the rest of our Lollapalooza coverage here!