Lala Lala’s Lillie West Announces New Album, Shares New Single ‘holyholyholy’

    Lala Lala’s Lillie West has announced her first project under her own name, an instrumental album titled if i were a real man i would be able to break the neck of a suffering bird. It’s out on Friday, April 5 via Hardly Art, and the track ‘holyholyholy’ is out today. Check it out below.

    In a statement about the record, West shared:

    Most of ‘if I were a real man I could break the neck of a suffering bird’ was written and recorded in January 2022 during my residency at the LungA Land program in Seyðisfjörður Iceland. Seyðisfjörður is a town of approximately 650 people on the east coast of Iceland, and during winter the sun never enters the fjord. Some of the acts the other residents and I took part in throughout the program included; making knives, backpacking in a blizzard, learning about Icelandic herbs, geology, history, having a lymegrass themed dinner party, sleeping outside. I also made field recordings of the environment around the town – ice, grass, water, rocks, snow, animals, people.

    I had never considered making an instrumental album, nor was it my intention while taking these field recordings. Thus the process felt very natural, organic, almost private. I hope that the music is able to invoke the rhythm, sway, and connection I felt with the landscape in Seyðisfjörður, as well as my ongoing attempt to communicate with the divine.

    Lala Lala’s last album was 2021’s I Want the Door to Open. Revisit our Artist Spotlight interview with Lala Lala.

    if i were a real man i would be able to break the neck of a suffering bird Cover Artwork:

    if i were a real man i would be able to break the neck of a suffering bird Tracklist:

    1. 1
    2. holyholyholy
    3. weather report [feat. YATTA]
    4. lunga [feat. Baths]
    5. lymegrass
    6. rivur
    7. mirror
    8. lunga2

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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