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Lost Horizons Share New Song Featuring Ex-Midlake Vocalist Tim Smith - “She Led Me Away”

Ojalá Due Out November 3 via Bella Union

Aug 22, 2017
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Lost Horizons is a new duo featuring former Cocteau Twins member (and Bella Union label head) Simon Raymonde and drummer Richie Thomas (who has played with The Jesus and Mary Chain, Felt, and Cocteau Twins). Their debut album, Ojalá, is due out November 3 via Bella Union. Previously Lost Horizons shared "The Places We've Been" (which features guest vocals from Karen Peris of The Innocence Mission) and "Frenzy, Fear" (which features Hilang Child, aka singer/songwriter Ed Riman, a half-Welsh, half-Indonesian Londoner). Now they have shared another song from the album, "She Led Me Away," which features the unmistakable vocals of former Midlake vocalist Tim Smith. Listen below.

Raymonde had this to say about the song in a press release: "This track started as an improvised bass, drums and piano tune and thanks to Will Stratton ended up as an acoustic guitar track. That was partly to do with Tim's vocals, because when I realized that he really WAS going to sing on it, I wanted to be sure the music didn't get in the way too much. After all, a 'Tim Smith' vocal in any shape or form these days is as rare as a sighting of the Siberian dusky thrush. It's no secret that his perfectionism has meant that his recorded output has slowed to a snail's pace, to be honest, even slower than that, so I didn't have massively high hopes when I sent him the song and asked if he'd like to sing on it. All the more wonderful that he wrote and recorded the vocals within just a couple of weeks! I can't say he didn't have doubts about his performance, that prefaced the arrival of each demo track but I responded so enthusiastically, this seemed to have done the trick. It's brilliant to have Tim Smith back making music and what I will add, is that the progress on his own HARP record is significant, after a recent trip to my home town of Brighton, and hopefully we can enjoy even more of those sad, melancholy tones before too long."

Ojalá is filled with guest vocalists, including Sharon Van Etten, Marissa Nadler, Horse Thief's Cameron Neal, Liela Moss of The Duke Spirit and Ghostpoet, Beth Cannon, Hilang Child, Gemma Dunleavy, and Phil McDonnell. Ojalá is due out November 3 via Bella Union.

Lost Horizons Tour Dates:

​Oct 30 - Liverpool, UK - Leaf
Nov 1-5 - Reykjavik, ice Iceland Airwaves Festival
Nov 18 - Brighton, UK - Rialto Theatre
Nov 19 - London, UK - 100 Club
Nov 20 - Leeds, UK - Brudenell Social Club
Nov 21 - Manchester, UK - Soup Kitchen
Nov 23 - Ramsgate, UK - Ramsgate Music Hall

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