LUMP - ANIMAL - LTD TURQUOISE & WHITE VINYL
LUMP is a collaboration between Laura Marling and Mike Lindsay of Tunng. The pair release their new album, Animal, on 30th July via Chrysalis / Partisan Records - the eagerly awaited follow-up to their acclaimed 2018 eponymous debut.
Animal was recorded at the Lindsay's home studio in Margate, Kent. As with the first album, Marling would arrive in the studio without having heard any of Lindsay's music, with the hope that it would bring the lyrics an immediacy and a spontaneity. Having become interested in psychoanalysis, she found she drew heavily on her psychoanalytic texts for this album's lyrics. "I was taking the train down and I had prepped by putting a glossary of words in the back of my notebook," she says. "Ordinary words that are used differently within psychoanalysis, like 'object' and 'master'; I felt I needed something to base the lyrics off. I like the idea that psychoanalysis attempts to investigate the routes of desire."
'Animal' was a word Marling threw into a lyric simply to meet a rhythm. But it seemed to capture the mood of the new record, and of LUMP as a whole. "There's a little bit of a theme of hedonism on the album, of desires running wild," she says. "And also it fed into the idea we had from the start of thinking of LUMP as a kind of representation of instincts, and the world turned upside down." It is something childlike and grotesque and filled with possibility, they say. "We created LUMP as a sort of persona and an idea and a creature," says Lindsay. "Through LUMP we find our inner animal, and through that animal we travel into a parallel universe."
- TURQUOISE AND WHITE SWIRL VINYL
1. Bloom at Night
2. Gamma Ray
4. Climb Every Wall
5. Red Snakes
7. Hair on the Pillow
8. We Cannot Resist
10. Phantom Limb