Film director David Lynch is flexing his music muscles yet again. The surrealist auteur has been humming about another full-length album for some time, even releasing two electro-pop singles last year through an independent UK label. But it looks like Crazy Clown Time, his newest solo album of electronic pop music, will finally hit the shelves (online and physical) on November 8, via Sunday Best Recordings.
Pitchfork reported that along with engineer Dean Hurley, Lynch wrote, produced, and performed every track on the album. The first track features guest vocals from Yeah Yeah Yeahs lead singer Karen O.
Why the draw to electronic music? The Guardian asked Lynch in November 2010. "Well, I love electricity so it sort of stands to reason that I would like electronics," he said.
He also told Entertainment Weekly in 2010 that his aim was to concoct a "modern blues album."
In 2001, Lynch recorded another full-length album of rock music called BlueBob with musician John Neff. Of his unique guitar playing style, Lynch said:
"I taught myself and I play upside down and backwards, like a lap guitar. I’m interested in making the guitar talk."
Lynch has always been interested in experimenting with music, with many of his films relying on complex soundscapes to establish the dark, foreboding mood. In fact, The British Film Resource declared that his films are "fifty percent sound," with frequent collaborator Angelo Badalamenti adding a consistent undercurrent of creepiness to Lynch's legendary "Blue Velvet" and "Mulholland Drive," among many others.
Take a listen to one of the tracks from the upcoming album, "Good Day Today," featuring vocals from Lynch, below.