Coinciding with the release of their debut album (eponymously titled), and fresh from the requisite ‘Later…’ performance, Lump release their third and last single from the LP. ‘May I Be The Light’ is a beguiling listen, running through three phases: the childlike plink and detached vocals of the verse, the electronic shudder that underpins the repeated title, and the dreamy, woozy organ and jazzy letting-loose of Laura Marling’s uncaged “it’s a sign of the times/you know”. Is it folk ? Not as we knew it. But then Marling has never been content to fit any bracket, and neither has Tunng’s Mike Lindsay, partner in crime for this fledgling venture.
Take a listen below