Powerhouse art-punk, cello-rock duo, Lung, have a sound that is dark and commanding, evoking the driving sludge of early grunge with layered sinister undertones. The band consists of Kate Wakefield, a classically trained opera singer and cellist, and drummer Daisy Caplan, formerly of Foxy Shazam, Babe Rage, and Ayin.
Lung is poised to release their third full-length album, Come Clean Right Now, later this summer. Come Clean Right Now was written in March and April of 2020 during the early parts of the pandemic. While a continuation of their previous work, the album is an evolution both in terms of process and final product. After being forced to cancel over 100 dates in early 2020, Lung discovered a rudimentary way to collaborate via email and began working on new music. Whereas on other records, Lung drew from a longer period of songwriting, Come Clean Right Now was almost exclusively written in isolation in under two months and rehearsed/recorded (as socially distanced as possible) in a few weeks.
That said, the LP has an altogether different feel than previous efforts, which have been sprawling and grandiose; this album is crackling and succinct, alive with the uncertainty of the dull chaos of the times.
Lung’s new album Come Clean Right Now will be available August 20 via Sofaburn Records. Today, Ghettoblaster has the pleasure of premiering their video for “Air.”
Wakefield had this to say about it:
“’Air’ is an obsessive love song that I wrote for my girlfriend Paige early into our relationship. I never sit down to write ‘love’ songs. It just sort of came out. It deals with intense passions, and deep insecurities that come with new love, realizing how much you truly love someone, and fearing that, like all things, that love could be temporal.”