Lost Horizons

Lost Horizons have shared their new track ‘Grey Tower’ featuring former Midlake singer Tim Smith on guest vocals. The song is taken from their upcoming album ‘In Quiet Moments’ due out 26th February via Bella Union.

Simon Raymonde of Lost Horizons says of the song:

“I have always gravitated towards voices that are doused with but preferably drowning in melancholy. When I heard Tim sing with Midlake for the first time in 2004, I was excited both by his abilities as an author, to create strange visionary characters within their own world, inhabiting these songs, and for the unique quality in his voice to move even the most cold-hearted soul. That I managed to tease another song out of him as he works away on his long-awaited debut album with his new band Harp, feels almost wrong, but I know that when you are working alone on your own music you sometimes cannot see the wood for the trees, and having a new project to work on, can seem like a good idea. A break from the rituals. When I began recording this piece I think the music SCREAMED “yearning for Tim Smith” literally as the notes were playing themselves. We are blessed to have one of the most affecting voices in modern music grace our wee tune.”

Tim Smith added:

“Honestly, it almost didn’t happen. It should’ve been a breeze to sing over since the original backing track Simon and Richie made seemed so well suited for me. However, the search for the right melody was a big mystery, eluding me for weeks, till I nearly threw in the towel. Music never seems to come easy to me, so this was not unfamiliar territory. An idea did finally strike in the final hours, allowing everything to fall into place.”

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