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LUMP tell tales of childhood hedonism on the warped anthem “We Cannot Resist”

Following recent singles “Animal” and “Climb Every Wall”, LUMP (aka Laura Marling and Mike Lindsay) have shared another new single ahead of their second album. It’s called “We Cannot Resist” and the pair have these quotes about it.

Lindsay: “It wants to be this massive pop track, but it’s been twisted. I like that when the chorus comes in you’re like ‘Wow!’ It’s this huge pop chorus, but then it becomes really creepy with the whispered ‘We cannot resist’”.

Marling: “This is another one about hedonism. But it was tricky because it’s such American imagery. I remember we had to stop and start and redo quite a lot of the lyrical takes because saying things like ‘Down to burn rubber’ are quite awkward to say in an English accent.” 

Beginning with a patter of drum pads and Marling whispering the title, “We Cannot Resist” builds the tension immediately, and is only heightened by the additions of guitar. Into this realm, Marling fires a series of snapshots of “kids on the run”, losing themselves in heady romances, escaping home, and finding themselves in gutters. A chugging song, it builds to a beautiful chorus – although its crypticness might prevent it from ever becoming a sing along, as Marling offers “My object of choice is the oil that forms / On a well strung voice.” Nevertheless, it’s devilishly catchy, and springboards the song into its atmospheric finale.

Watch the video for “We Cannot Resist” below.

LUMP’s new album Animal is out on July 30 through Partisan (pre-order/save). Find the project on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.