Deck-Brained: David Lynch

Not just an auteur and nightclub impresario, David Lynch makes another pass at musical genius with his new album, The Big Dream (released July 15 in Europe and the next day in the US). Seemingly more lush and wistful, and with more echo-y reverb than his 2011 solo debut Crazy Clown Time, the new album sees a return to songwriting for the cult director and Silencio mastermind. Lynch penned 11 of the 12 tracks (the 12th is Lynch’s take on the Bob Dylan folk classic “The Ballad of Hollis Brown”), even if he’s not altogether clear how to describe the creative process. “Most of the songs start out as a type of blues jam,” he says, “and then we go sideways from there. What comes out is a hybrid, modernized form of low-down blues.” Or is that perfectly clear?

One single has been pre-released, this moody, throaty ballad sung by the Swedish whispercore chanteuse Lykke Li called “I’m Waiting Here”…

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