On of the world’s most original film maker, a plastic artist, a cultural promoter, a staunch defender of transcendental meditation, and now… a pop singer? Yes, that’s right. Yesterday and without any prior warning, word was released about the release of two digital singles signed by David Lynch. Although the style of his songs might sound new, we should bear in mind that the musical caprices of the creator of “Eraserhead” are old. Lynch has always taken good care of his film’s sound design; he wrote the lyrics and produced—the first one together with Angelo Badalamento—Julie Cruise’s first two albums. He also composed some of the music for “Wild at Heart”, “Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me” and “Mulholland Drive”. In the early 2000’s, he wrote, together with he regular studio engineer John Neff , “BlueBob” (Soulitude, 2001). And more recently, Lynch participated in the collective project “Dark Night of the Soul” and released a maxi in collaboration with Dubblestandart and Lee Scratch Perry. To top off this long love story with music, over a year ago Lynch created his own label—David Lynch Music—and released the album “Fox Bat Strategy: A Tribute to Dave Jaurequi”.
To this list of releases, now we must add two new singles: “Good Day Today”, an electropop song, and “I Know”, closer to the sedated, blurred rock meets blues of the latest Massive Attack. Both singles and their corresponding artwork made by the illustrious Vaughan Oliver are already available via Sunday Best, Rob Da Bank’s label. Stay alert for more news coming from David Lynch’s board. Besides a full album, scheduled for release at the beginning of 2011, there’s also a remix collection in the pipeline.