LUMP – ” Animal “

Posted: May 9, 2021 in MUSIC
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Lump is the product of Brit Award-winning Laura Marling and Mercury Prize-winning Mike Lindsay. Lump’s stunning and essential second album “Animal” is released on Chrysalis Records and Partisan Records and is a vivid and psychedelic masterpiece.

Animal” was a word Laura 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 Mike Lindsay. “Through Lump we find our inner animal, and through that animal we travel into a parallel universe.”

Animal follows the band’s self-titled debut album, Lump ,which came out in 2018 via Dead Oceans.

“LUMP is so the repository for so many things that I’ve had in my mind and just don’t fit anywhere in that way,” says Marling in a press release. “They don’t have to totally make narrative sense, but weirdly they end up making narrative sense in some way.”

Marling’s last album, the acclaimed “Song For Our Daughter” came out last year via Partisan/Chrysalis. Tunng also released a new album, “Dead Club” last year via Full Time Hobby. Marling was working on both Song For Our Daughter and the LUMP album at the same time.

“It became a very different thing about escaping a persona that has become a burden to me in some way. It was like putting on a superhero costume,” she says, adding that sometimes it feels as if she might be “edging Laura Marling off a cliff as much as I can and putting LUMP in the centre.”

Animal is due out July 30th via Partisan/Chrysalis.

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