The Big Dream
Released: 15 July 2013
The highly anticipated new album from legendary multimedia artist David Lynch, the follow up to Crazy Clown Time, is out now.
Listen to Lynch‘s own spoken track by track commentary on the album ‘The Big Dream‘ exclusively on Spotify here, and you can get ‘The Big Dream‘ on all formats from the Sunday Best Online Store by clicking through the links, or to the right of this email.
‘The Big Dream‘ sees Lynch returning to primary songwriting and performance duties, writing 11 out of the album’s 12 tracks. Also included in the lineup is Lynch’s signature take on the Bob Dylan folk classic ‘The Ballad of Hollis Brown’. ‘The Big Dream’ was recorded over several months at Lynch‘s own Asymmetrical Studio with engineer Dean Hurley, who also contributes production and instrumentation to the album.
Describing his style of music as “modern blues“, Lynch says the songwriting process for his new album was similar to his debut. “Most of the songs start out as a type of blues jam and then we go sideways from there. What comes out is a hybrid, modernized form of low-down blues.”
“Has that Twin peaks sound at it’s heart… A treasure” 4/5 The Evening Standard
“A dreamlike, woozy take on “modern blues”, where Tom Waits, Jack White, and some of Alan Vega’s more senitmental moments colide” 4/5 Saturday Times
“Beautifully Twisted” Daily Telegraph
“Killer Tunes” Independent on Sunday
‘The Big Dream‘ is available in both physical and digital formats all including an additional bonus download track ‘I’m Waiting Here‘ with Swedish singer-songwriter Lykke Li. The double-LP, set pressed on Heavyweight Vinyl, will be accompanied by a bonus 7″ that contains the Lykke Li track on side A, and a visual etching on side B that was hand-inscribed directly into lacquer by Lynch exclusively for this release. Lynch praised Lykke Li as a natural songwriter with a great intuition for lyrics and melody: “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“.
1. “The Big Dream”
2. “Star Dream Girl”
3. “Last Call”
4. “Cold Wind Blowin”
5. “The Ballad of Hollis Brown”
6. “Wishin’ Well”
7. “Say It”
8. “We Rolled Together”
9. “Sun Can’t Be Seen No More”
10. “I Want You”
11. “The Line It Curves”
12. “Are You Sure”
**“I’m Waiting Here” with Lykke Li – Exclusive Bonus Track