SOUNDS LIKE: Lynch needed to find this generation's version of Julee Cruise.
WHY YOU SHOULD CARE: Because this is what David Lynch is doing instead of making movies. Also, if you listen to it backwards at exactly 11:47 PM on the night of the Summer Solstice a giant, a man in a rabbit suit, and a hydrocephalic octogenarian will appear to tell you the exact moment of your death...and the approximate year of your rebirth.
David Lynch, genius director (Blue Velvet, Mulholland Drive, muthafuckin' Dune, etc.), transcendental meditation expert , club designer, composer, and all around renaissance man is releasing his second album on July 16th. Lynch describes the LP, titled The Big Dream, as "modern blues" which would represent a significant stylistic departure from the eccentric industrial electronica of 2011's Crazy Clown Time.
Lynch's arrangements on "I'm Waiting Here" are haunted without veering into darkness, evoking (whether consciously or not) some of the dreamier moments of his films. Lykke Li's mesmerizing vocals are perfectly matched to the tone of the piece and carry a melancholy weight that belie her years and recall Lynch's earlier collaborations with Angelo Badalamenti and Julee Cruise. Whether the album can stand on its own, free of the weighty reference points of its creator's earlier remains to be seen but "I'm Waiting Here" (and the track previews available on Itunes) bodes well for The Big Dream's potential to be more than just an interesting footnote in Lynch's career.