LUMP, the project of Laura Marling and Mike Lindsay, have shared a new single from their upcoming second album Animal. ‘Gamma Ray’ arrives with a corresponding video animated and directed by Marling. Check it out below.
Lindsay said of the song in statement: “There’s this part from the second half where you hear a voice, and in my mind that was the LUMP creature speaking to us saying ‘Excuse me, I don’t think we’ve been introduced’, and then it does this kind of ‘Ahhh!’ sound, that’s LUMP going through my Eventide H949 Harmonizer. I think that’s how you say ‘LUMP’ in LUMP language. Laura also uses the word ‘gawped,’ which is brilliant.”
“The lyrics are all just nonsense writing, but I always had in my mind a story I’d heard about my Dad’s cousin dying,” Marling added. “He died very young, he committed suicide sadly, obviously long before I was born. He was incredibly good looking and everyone loved him, and when they tolled the bell at his funeral two of my Dad’s sisters fainted. They were so overcome. ‘Gawping’ comes from French singer Georges Brassens, who did a really weird song called ‘Brave Margot,’ and in the translation there is something about the men ‘gawping’.”