London Grammar’s Dot Major goes solo with new electronic music project
You can pre-save the first release, titled Bear, from Major now.
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Dominic ‘Dot’ Major of dream pop band London Grammar is embarking on a solo career in electronic music, and is due to release his first track, titled Bear on 15 February 2023.
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Major has been the keyboardist and percussionist for London Grammar since their formation in 2009, and says that “electronic music has informed a huge part” of him, for as far back as he can remember.
On social media, Major announced his upcoming release writing: “Hello everybody. Electronic music has informed a huge part of me nearly as far back as I care to remember. In three weeks time a journey of my vision through it begins, starting with Bear. I hope to see you there.”
You can listen to a short preview of the track in the post below, which teases some ethereal and ambient production work:
London Grammar’s most recent release was 2021’s Californian Soil – Major has been a primary songwriter for the band, and his individual Spotify account shows a selection of remixes:
On Instagram, Major also regularly shares his “synth jams” which are featured in a Story highlight, and on his profile such as this one with Oberheim’s OB-X8.
Major’s solo work doesn’t look to be the end of his time with London Grammar though – last year, the band’s Dan Rothman told NME that they’d been working on a new record. He said, “Throughout the pandemic we’ve been working on it, and quite a lot’s been done. There’s a lot of writing that’s been done, and I think then you sort of get to that position of whittling it down, and getting into the nitty-gritty of production.”
Pre-save Dot Major’s track, Bear.
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