Today, LoneLady has released the title track of her forthcoming third album Former Things, out via Warp Records on the 25th June. Alongside this LoneLady shares a cinematic video evoking the golden-tinged magic of childhood, and centres around the ruins of a tree, one that is intertwined with LoneLady’s childhood memori
Elaborating on the video, LoneLady says, “This tree was actually my childhood tree in Audenshaw where I grew up. I used to make dens in it, swing from it and play on it all the time and it was still standing when we first scouted the location - sadly, when we went back to film a week or so later the tree had been chopped down! So here I am sat playing guitar literally on the ruins of my childhood .. which feels very key for the central message of this song and the whole album."
The track feels sepia-tinged, rounding off the more serrated edges of previous singles “(There Is) No Logic” and “Fear Colours”. It’s an evocative song, recalling Super-8 memories and mournful reflections on a lost golden age of childhood and youth.
Forthcoming album Former Things is the follow up to critically acclaimed 2015 album Hinterland which garnered praise from The Guardian, The Quietus, The Financial Times and more.
The album Former Things was written, performed and recorded entirely by LoneLady. Whereas previous albums at least allowed the appearance of a real drummer, the soundworld of Former Things is a celebration of drum machines and electronic hardware, and was entirely crafted by LoneLady during her time spent in Somerset House Studios Rifle Range, an 18th century shooting range that has now been adapted into an experimental performance and recording space. The album was inspired by a seismic move for LoneLady who left her native Manchester, decamping to London’s Somerset House Studios in search of new creative and technical processes, and a new cityscape to inspire her poised machine funk.
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