Hannah Reid: The Magic Behind London Grammar

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“Hannah” is a palindrome and I love palindromes. Hannah Reid is the singer with the popular group London Grammar, now riding high with their first release, If You Want.

Hearing her voice made my ears perk up. There is something magical in the sound of her singing, so count me in as a fan. This morning, I heard a song by the group Disclosure and again recognized her wonderful voice. She is so good that in addition to her work with London Grammar and other pop groups, she should record in other contexts with string quartets and jazz groups.

Here she is with the group Disclosure singing “Help Me Lose My Mind”:

And here is the hit song from London Grammar, “Hey Now”: