"'Frenzy, Fear' was recorded in January this year," explains Raymonde. "I thought I was close to finishing the album and decided I wanted to do some ambient piano and guitar pieces for a possible bonus disc, to show a different side to Lost Horizons. Warren Ellis of the Bad Seeds/Dirty Three told me about this wonderful piano in a small studio just outside Brighton where I live, where he and Nick Cave work a lot, and I took two days there with no ideas or tunes, just improvising and recording everything, warts and all. When I got home and listened back, these seemed more like proper songs than just noodlings, so the minute I started imaginging vocals I thought of Hilang Child (Ed Riman) as his voice is simply exquisite, and I knew he would get the vibe and the mood. What he did exceeded all my expectations..."
Ojalá features a large cast of guest contributors, including Marissa Nadler, Tim Smith (Midliake), Cameron Neil (Horse Thief), Sharon Van Etten, Hilang Child, Leila Moss (The Duke Spirit), and more.