LUMP Share Video for New Song ‘Gamma Ray’

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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: Theres 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 dont think weve been introduced, and then it does this kind of Ahhh! sound, thats LUMP going through my Eventide H949 Harmonizer. I think thats 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 Id heard about my Dads 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 Dads 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.”

Animalis due for release this Friday, July 30 via Partisan/Chrysalis. It includes the previously unveiled cuts ‘We Cannot Resist’, ‘Climb Every Wall’, and the title track.

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