Animal was a word Laura Marling threw into a lyric simply to meet a rhythm. But it seemed to capture the mood of the new record, and of LUMP as a whole. “There’s a little bit of a theme of hedonism on the album, of desires running wild,” she says. “And also it fed into the idea we had from the start of thinking of LUMP as a kind of representation of instincts, and the world turned upside down.” It is something childlike and grotesque and filled with possibility, they say. “We created LUMP as a sort of persona and an idea and a creature,” says Mike Lindsay. “Through LUMP we find our inner animal, and through that animal we travel into a parallel universe.”
LUMP is the product of Brit Award-winning Laura Marling and Mercury Prize-winning Mike Lindsay.
Note: The LP is available on limited-edition blue/white swirl vinyl. The deluxe LP is pressed on heavyweight 180g black vinyl, housed in a gatefold jacket with a die-cut slipcase, and contains a lyric poster and sticker pack.