TUNE LUSTS - Lost Highway
announce new single ‘Lost Highway’
“Urgent and commanding” – The Guardian
“Lusts take their cues from new wave, with glimmering synth lines piercing through urgent swathes of guitar” – NME
“They're like hidden gems, a newfound relic of a generation lost" – The Line of Best Fit
Brothers Andrew and James Stone, AKA Lusts, have announced their new single ‘lost highway’. The track is the duo’s second release from their forthcoming sophomore album.
The song is a driving and moody track, with ghostly vocals from a mysterious chanteuse, along with a lifting pop chorus. The track echoes the feel of their acclaimed debut album Illuminations but takes their new-wave sounds to ambitious new places.
Andrew speaks on the track:
“‘lost highway' is an idealised and romanticised vision. It is about finding a place where no-one knows who you are, your past, or your future. It is partially inspired by Jean Baudrillard’s book ‘America’ and his observations as he travels across the country. The quote, ‘Driving is a spectacular form of amnesia. Everything is to be discovered, everything to be obliterated’ resonated with us and made us want to create this track. It’s about the everything and nothing-ness of escape.”
The track was also inspired by the visuals of David Lynch, James says:
“We like to write our tracks to visuals, and Lynch always manages to help conjure musical ideas for us. He has a recurring shot across his works of a car driving at night, as you watch the road ahead, descending into darkness. We wanted to create a sonic version of this.”
In 2015, Lusts announced their arrival with the instantly infectious single ‘Temptation’, winning Steve Lamacq’s Rebel Playlist and followed by acclamatory features for debut album Illuminations in the likes of The Guardian, Q Magazine and NME. Huw Stephens later premiered the album on BBC Radio 1, with the title-track playlisted on BBC 6 Music.
Lusts recently completed a successful UK tour, as well as a buzzy showcase slot at The Great Escape festival. They are set to announce a new run of shows soon.