Filmmaker David Lynch Launches "Good Day Today"
Tue, 30 Nov 2010 14:40:58
Legendary neo-noir film director David Lynch of Mulholland Dr., Elephant Man and Blue Velvet fame has created his first original electronic single "Good Day Today," backed with a narcotic blues track "I Know," and has signed it to leading U.K. independent label Sunday Best Recordings. Both tracks are available for purchase via iTunes.
Lynch's creative output has long been an inspiration for countless electronic music producers. Now he draws on his seemingly endless creative reserves as he succinctly sums up years of musical experimentation into his first ever solo electronic production. With a stamp that is undoubtedly Lynchian, "Good Day Today" features the legend himself on vocals and on production duties.
"Good Day Today" is joined by the trippy blues track "I Know" for its exclusive digital release on iTunes. Sunday Best has commissioned a stellar set of remixes of the single for full release in January which will feature artwork created by Vaughan Oliver, the esteemed graphic designer behind timeless album covers by Pixies, The Breeders and Cocteau Twins.
In a statement, Lynch said, "In all my films, I have always been very involved with all that one hears. The creation of this record was a natural extension of my love of sound and music. I am very happy to be with Sunday Best with the songs 'Good Day Today' and 'I Know.' This feels like a good partnership and I'm looking forward to everyone having a good day today."
"If I hadn't just pinched myself, I'd swear I was dreaming that we're actually putting out a record by David Lynch," Sunday Best Recordings' Rob da Bank added. "It proves that not only is he a master director responsible for many of my favorite films, but he's also a talented producer with an innate sense of how powerful music is and can be. I can't wait to unleash this fantastic record on the world."
Lynch's ties to music run deep. While making Blue Velvet, he required a certain type of song for an important scene so Lynch and his film composer Angelo Badalamenti wrote the song "Mysteries of Love" to be sung by Julee Cruise. This led to Lynch and Badalamenti writing and producing an entire album with Julee Cruise, entitled Floating Into the Night. The song "Falling" was the theme music for Twin Peaks and won a Grammy for Best Pop Instrumental. In 2008, having composed small sections for his other films and his musical ambitions growing, he became the eponymous creator of a record label David Lynch MC. More recently Lynch collaborated on the album Dark Night Of The Soul (Limited Edition) with Sparklehorse and Danger Mouse. Lynch designed a 100-page booklet to accompany the album, which was initially delivered—after disputes with the record company—in the form of a blank CD-R on which fans were told to "use as you will."
Are you psyched to hear "Good Day Today?" What is your favorite Lynch work? I personally love Twin Peaks and Elephant Man.