It is difficult (and perhaps poetically destructive) to say what a song is about when you don’t exactly know.
The body and the voice write a song drawing from the well of whatever is there.
I don’t think it is so dissimilar to the way a dream occurs.
The use of melody frees the writing from too much clear thought.
There is a kind of spilling.
Part of you falls out in the process but it is not particularly constructed.
Sometimes it feels like a map which can take you to a number of different places depending on how you read it. Depending on where you begin and where you might need to go.
The video followed the map. I wanted to say something about how much I want to say something. Shift something. Scream something. And how fucking still I remain.
The body holds so much and moves so little. In such rehearsed ways.
This was a collaboration between myself, Joff and Lucy Hazard.
The song was taken from ‘Sleeping Tapes for Some Girls’ - the new record from Lucy Kruger & The Lost Boys. The full record will be out in September through Unique Records.
The song was recorded at Sound & Motion Studios in Cape Town South and engineered, mixed and mastered by Simon Ratcliffe.
On one side of your speaker you will here me singing and on the other side you'll hear Mandi Lizamore. The idea/feeling is a disappearing of identity while at the same time building some kind of strength.
Written and performed by Lucy Kruger.
Mandi Lizamore - additional vocals.
Ryan McArthur - double bass.
Werner von Waltsleben - drums.
Andre Leo - guitar drones/loops.