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LUMP is the new project of Laura Marling and Mike Lindsay. Marling you may know from being a brilliant and Grammy-nominated/Brit award-winning singer-songwriter with an rosy voice. Meanwhile, Mike Lindsay is a member of Tunng and Throws plus a Mercury prize-winning producer. Now, they’ve LUMP’ed together (sorry couldn’t help it) and shared the first single off their upcoming debut album, due out this summer via Dead Oceans.
Titled “Curse of the Contemporary” it’s a dreamy yet driving and hypnotic track. Created by Esteban Diacono, the stunning video features a Yeti type figure dancing on an ever changing stage. As Diacono explained…
“For me it was very important that this video was respectful of the spirit of Laura and Mike’s collaboration. I wanted to create a video that was joyful and interesting while at the same time retaining an innocent and tender overall vibe. I also wanted to touch on some of the topics that were important to Laura’s lyrics, but under a different look. Visually, I took inspiration from the idea of California as a Dream Factory, from the idea of big movie sets that could transform themselves, give shape and colour to dreams and spark the imagination.
The video is fully animated, and LUMP was brought to life using motion capture technology.”
Watch it below…
LUMP’s self-titled album is available June 1st on Dead Oceans, pre-order it here.