The legend returns.
It wasn’t long ago that cult film director David Lynch birthed his bizarre electronic album Crazy Clown Time, and it seems he’s been busy in the down time as its follow-up The Big Dream is now set for release on July 16.
Billed as a collection of “modern blues” the record features eleven original songs and a cover of Bob Dylan’s ‘The Ballad of Hollis Brown’ and it will emerge on the Sacred Bones label in the US (who released last year’s Eraserhead re-issue) and Sunday Best in the UK.
The first taster of the album is ‘I’m Waiting Here’, a bonus cut from the album which features Swedish chanteuse Lykke Li on vocals. A lilting, 50s-inspired number this harks back instantly to Lynch’s pioneering work with Julee Cruise back in the late 80s, and is a return to a smoky sound many fans thought was missing on his last record. Lynch commented on the singer, noting “She brought her own style to this song, which has a doo-wop sort of thing going on, but in a way it’s far-removed from the 50s.”
‘I’m Waiting Here’ will be included on a 7″ single which will be packaged with the vinyl version of the album, and will also appear as a bonus track on the digital version. You can stream the track (if you have Spotify) below. [via Pitchfork]
Update: You can now stream 90-second clips of the whole album over at iTunes.
01 The Big Dream
02 Star Dream Girl
03 Last Call
04 Cold Wind Blowin
05 The Ballad of Hollis Brown (Bob Dylan cover)
06 Wishin’ Well
07 Say It
08 We Rolled Together
09 Sun Can’t Be Seen No More
10 I Want You
11 The Line It Curves
12 Are You Sure
13 I’m Waiting Here [ft. Lykke Li] (bonus track)