Laura Marling and Mike Lindsay have unveiled their latest LUMP single "We Cannot Resist", which is the third track to be shared from their second album Animal.
Lindsay says of the track, "It wants to be this massive pop track, but it’s been twisted. I like that when the chorus comes in you’re like ‘Wow!’ It’s this huge pop chorus, but then it becomes really creepy with the whispered "We cannot resist"."
Marling adds, "This is another one about hedonism. But it was tricky because it’s such American imagery. I remember we had to stop and start and redo quite a lot of the lyrical takes because saying things like "Down to burn rubber" are quite awkward to say in an English accent."
Marling and Lindsay's Animal album will follow their 2018 self-titled debut album, and was recorded at Lindsay's home studio in Margate.
Speaking about returning to work on LUMP material, Marling says, "It became a very different thing about escaping a persona that has become a burden to me in some way. It was like putting on a superhero costume." She adds that she sometimes feels as if she might be "edging Laura Marling off a cliff as much as I can and putting LUMP in the centre."
Marling continues, "There’s a little bit of a theme of hedonism on the album, of desires running wild, and also it fed into the idea we had from the start of thinking of LUMP as a kind of representation of instincts, and the world turned upside down."
Lindsay adds, "We created LUMP as a sort of persona and an idea and a creature. Through LUMP we find our inner animal, and through that animal we travel into a parallel universe."