LUMP is the collaborative project from Laura Marling, the Grammy-nominated, BRIT award-winning singer-songwriter, and Mike Lindsay, the founding member of Tunng and Throws, and a prolific, Mercury Prize-winning producer, today share a new remix of “May I Be The Light.”
One of the standout tracks from their critically acclaimed eponymous debut which was released this summer via Dead Oceans, “May I Be The Light” has now been reworked by IYEARA. The brainchild of The Duke Spirit guitarist Toby Butler, producer Malcolm Carson and singer Paul O’Keefe, IYEARA have doused the track in dark, 80s synth pop.
LUMP was born of good timing and predestined compatibility. It began one night in mid-June 2016, when Lindsay was introduced to Marling after her show supporting Neil Young in London. On meeting, Lindsay and Marling discovered they had long been admirers of each other’s work.
Lindsay had been busy for some months composing an intricate, ambitious new sound cycle — a heady blend of wonked-out guitars, Moog synths and pattering drums, set against droning, coiling clouds of flutes and voices. With the project in need of a lyricist and vocalist, Lindsay and Marling’s meeting of minds seemed all the more fortuitous. He quickly invited her to step into his world, and a few days later they retreated to the studio to unite their energies and create LUMP. Inspired by early-20th-century Surrealism and the absurdist poetry of Edward Lear and Ivor Cutler, she wanted to explore the lengths we go to escape our own meaningless.