LUMP, the collaborative project of Laura Marling and Mike Lindsay, are back with news of their second album Animal, and they've shared the title-track as the first preview.
Marling's return to LUMP follows her appearance on EOB's "Cloak of the Night" just over a year ago, and is Lindsay's first outing since last November's DEAD CLUB album with Tunng.
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."