Track Review: Climb Every Wall // LUMP

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Laura Marling and Mike Lindsay have returned to their half cute, half creepy side project LUMP; taking a trip through electronic psychedelia with latest release ‘Climb Every Wall’.

The track delves further into experimental territory for the duo; it’s underpinned by a slick bass groove and littered with a pastiche of sounds, drumbeats, echoing vocals and shakers.

Describing the songwriting process, Lindsay reflects on perfecting the tricky bassline: “I spent hours trying to find a bass-line that would work. It was a real headache. Then when I got it, I just loved it and I made my girlfriend come downstairs and dance in the room for about an hour.”

Marling’s delicate vocals are inspired by her interest in psychoanalysis. Her lyrics are spontaneous and playful, perfectly befitting to the experimental nature of the track.

“LUMP is so the repository for so many things that I’ve had in my mind and just don’t fit anywhere in that way.” Marling explains. “They don’t have to totally make narrative sense, but weirdly they end up making narrative sense in some way.

“The project became something liberating and distinct,” she adds. “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.”

‘Climb Every Wall’ is minimalistic yet masterful in its approach showcasing a curious side into the duo’s songwriting style.

LUMP’s second album Animal is set for release on 30 July.

Words by Brenna Cooper


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