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Mark Lanegan and Duke Garwood release Scarlett Johansson-influenced new single

By | Published on Wednesday 25 July 2018

Mark Lanegan and Duke Garwood have released new song ‘Scarlett’. The pair are set to release their second album together, ‘With Animals’, next month.

“Duke gave me a piece of music he called ‘Scarlett’ and I was inspired to put down the words really quickly, to the haunting beauty and feeling of the music”, says Lanegan of the song. While Garwood adds: “‘Scarlett’ is a fever dream soundscape born from a banquet of Scarlett Johansson movies”.

Of the album as a whole, Garwood goes on: “Over the years, we’ve recorded together and apart. This time, I started this record alone, with many animals as company. It flowed, I set to work and out it came”. Of the duo’s creative process, he continues, “our music is instinct, there is not much talking about it, just creating”.

He then adds: “I think that if you are at peace with your work, and feeling it right, it flows, and can feel ‘easy’. Music isn’t meant to be hard. Though sometimes it can burn you to ashes. Making music for a singer, so they can inhabit it with a song, means hitting the right soul buttons. There is no hit without a miss. It is a healing record, for us the makers, and for the listeners. It grows natural. We are gardeners of sonic feelings”.

The duo are also set to tour the UK in October this year. Here are the dates:

1 Oct: Gateshead, Sage
2 Oct: Bath, Komedia
3 Oct: Brighton, The Old Market
5 Oct: London, Union Chapel
6 Oct: Leeds, City Varieties
7 Oct: Glasgow, St Luke’s
8 Oct: Manchester, RCNM

Watch the video for ‘Scarlett’ here: