FrankMarquesBlog – Lamb are returning after a long break. How did you felt by sharing the studio again?
Lou Rhodes (Lamb) – It’s been a real new start in a way for Lamb and spending time together after such a long break has been really special. I think Andy and I are closer these days than we ever were and working on the new material has had a noticeable flow to it
The new album has a raw simplicity to it. In many ways it harks back to Lamb’s early days and especially to the ethos of the first album when we had very few pre-conceptions or expectations of the music we made. The break from the project has allowed us to return with a fresh perspective and to write music that feels very true to the heart of Lamb.
Where did you get the inspiration?
I guess the inspiration for the album came from a whole number of directions. We’ve both had pretty eventful lives since we wrote “Between Darkness and Wonder” back in 2003. As always we brought our often contrasting energies into the mix. Andy was a real driving force at the beginning of the process while I battled with what felt like writers block. Many of the lyrics reflect this dynamic, searching for meaning amidst the challenges life throws at us.
How do you both develop the criative process?
Primarily I write the lyrics and Andy drives the technology. Andy often comments on lyrics and sometimes tries to contribute but I have to admit that I’m very territorial about this aspect of the songs. We both bring musical ideas into the mix and play various instruments but Andy’s very much in charge of beats and programming and has an overview of the sonic landscape of the tracks.
This is a video explaining the growing of “5”
(Published in the official band site)
Tracklisting of “5”
1. Another Language
2. Butterfly Effect
3. Build a Fire
4. Wise Enough
5. Existential Itch
6. Strong The Root
8. She Walks
9. Last Night The Sky
10. The Spectacle
11. Back to Beginning (featuring Damien Rice)