We are overjoyed to premiere the new single ‘In Your Room’ from indie pop maestro Lewis Goldmark. Lewis Goldmark is the project of Liam Judson from Belles Will Ring (and Magnetic Heads) and producer of many eminent bands, some of whom have graced our pages in the past including Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Imperial Broads, Cloud Control and The Lovetones. Over the past 12 months he has been drip feeding us with a series of the most brilliant singles infused by a sixties sheen and a blinding melodic sparkle, culminating in the announcement that an album entitled ‘Cut And Flash’ will brighten our horizons on 27 May 2022 via Broken Stone Records/Remote Control Records.
The final piece in the evolving picture of an album that promises to be something quite special is the single ‘In Your Room’. Themed very much around a nostalgic look at growing up (something I really look forward to doing at some stage), the track has a sepia inflected sonic tone of reflection and yearning as Judson’s soft velvet tones surf along a bed of rolling, jangling instrumentation. The long instrumental outro spins the listener away into another world: transportative and filled with reverie. Judson says of the inspirations behind the track:
Aptly, the main chord progression dates back to my late-teenage years, from an old abandoned song. Mysteriously the chords came back to me early in the creative process of the album, with the new melody and lyrics almost instantaneously. Soon after, the arrangement concept was cemented after I caught a Roy Ayers song on the radio that provided some sonic inspiration.
Indeed there is an easy laid back sweep to the track that seems to reflect the light of the late afternoon sun – a palimpsest for a recollection of a past life, perhaps, in the Autumnal shades of life. Needlessly to say, Lewis Goldmark perfectly reflects emotions and longing in the releases thus far: an utter respect for indie pop tropes burnished with melancholy and a poetic discourse.
‘In Your Room’ is available everywhere tomorrow (10 May 2022) and you will be able to pre-order ‘Cut And Flash’ very soon. What can we expect from ‘Cut And Flash? It’s the product of Judson’s sole creative and musical expertise in his Blue Mountains Studio, with the addition of drums from Ivan Lysak and backing singing from Lauren Crew
According to Judson,
The goal was to paint pictures using words and tone colours – lots of dark, warm moods created through synth and strings along with glowing, or sparkling sounds to offset that texture like distant city lights
Based on the singles so far, the archetypal organic sound Lewis Goldmark creates will be a joy to experience.