An exploration of repression, longing and ‘otherness’ amidst illusory landscapes, ‘Rain’s Break’, Lucy Gooch’s first release for Fire Records is out today.
Inspired by the early technicolour films of Powell and Pressburger, Lucy uses synthesisers and vocal layering to concentrate elements of each film’s score and narrative into songs which move through different moods of yearning and renewal. Title track, ‘Rain’s Break’ takes inspiration from the monsoon scene at the end of Black Narcissus (1947).
“That amazing tradition in early film of using weather to reflect the character’s emotional journey – it seems cliched now but at the time it was revolutionary. This is my attempt at trying to recreate the feeling of total surrender to drama, of something totally sensual.” Lucy Gooch
Originally from Norfolk, Lucy studied Fine Art and later moved to Bristol to join the emerging ambient scene there – gradually developing her writing and finally releasing her debut ‘Rushing’ EP in early 2020. Over the past year, she’s dipped into a wealth of long gone celluloid as the basis for a filmic journey, a five song EP that relives formative movies in her unique take on ecclesiastical pop.
This is music that takes you places, shifts focus, paints large canvases.
Cover design by Henry Driver.
Lucy Gooch’s ‘Rain’s Break’ EP is available on Standard Black LP/CD. Dinked Edition Red/Black splatter vinyl, signed and numbered illustrated print + video storyboard insert 400 only is now SOLD OUT.