Lump is a new collaborative project from Grammy-nominated, Brit award-winning singer-songwriter Laura Marling and Mike Lindsay, the founding member of Tunng and Throws, and a prolific, Mercury Prize-winning producer. This summer, their self-titled debut album is set to come out June 1st via Dead Oceans.
The new band previously shared a video for their first single, “Curse of the Contemporary.” Today, they have shared the opening number and the album’s second single called “Late to the Flight.” In a press release, it is said that on the song Marling “evocatively explores the notion of lucid dreaming and the hyper-reality of being trapped within a public persona.” The track begins quietly and gently with sounds of a guitar strumming, and as Marling’s vocals take over, it quickly grows like a tree until it towers over the listeners with its beautiful melody.
Marling and Linday’s project was born of good timing and predestined compatibility. The two met one night in mid-June 2016 after Marling’s show in London while supporting Neil Young. On that fateful meeting, the two discovered that they had long been admirers of each other’s work. After that, the collaboration began to take root. Lindsay was in the middle of composing an intricate new sound, but the project was in need of a lyricist and vocalist. When the meeting between Lindsay and Marling occurred, it was meant to be. He invited her to step inside his world, and a few days later, they escaped into the studio where they created Lump.
“Late to the Flight” can be streamed and shared here. Also scroll down below to listen. Scroll down even further for a list of Lump’s summer tour dates.
LUMP Tour Dates:
6/1 – London, UK @ Rough Trade East
6/2 – Hebden Bridge, UK @ The Trades Club (2 shows)
6/3 – Manchester, UK @ Band In The Wall (2 shows)
6/5 – London, UK @ Oslo (2 shows)
6/6 – London, UK @ Oslo (2 shows)
6/8 – Cardiff, UK @ Festival of Voice
6/9 – Bristol, UK @ Rough Trade Instore
7/12 – Mon. July 15 – Henham Park, UK @ Latitude Festival
Photo Credit: Raymond Flotat