David Lynch – “I’m Waiting Here” (Feat. Lykke Li)

Two years ago, the great discomfort-stoking and brain-breaking film director David Lynch took a break from enthusiastically endorsing transcendental meditation to release Crazy Clown Time, an LP of wriggling and dark electronic pop that served as Lynch’s first-ever album. And later this summer, he’ll follow that one up with a new album called The Big Dream, which will include 11 new songs and a cover of Bob Dylan’s “The Ballad Of Hollis Brown.” Here’s how Lynch has described the album: “Most of the songs start out as a type of blues jam and then we go sideways from there. What comes out is a hybrid, modernized form of low-down blues.”

The album’s vinyl edition will include a bonus 7″ single that’ll feature the Lykke Li collab “I’m Waiting Here” on the A-side and a Lykki Li etching on the flip. “I’m Waiting Here” isn’t exactly “low-down blues,” but you could see how it’s Lynch’s version of the stuff. It’s a smothered torch song with a narcotized vocal from his guest, and it sounds like a vaguely sexed-up version of the beautiful, faraway songs that Lynch was helping to produce for Julee Cruise a couple of decades ago. Check out the album’s tracklist and, if you’ve got Spotify, stream “I’m Waiting Here” below.

01 “The Big Dream”
02 “Star Dream Girl”
03 “Last Call”
04 “Cold Wind Blowin”
05 “The Ballad Of Hollis Brown” (Bob Dylan cover)
06 “Wishin’ Well”
07 “Say It”
08 “We Rolled Together”
09 “Sun Can’t Be Seen No More”
10 “I Want You”
11 “The Line It Curves”
12 “Are You Sure”
13 “I’m Waiting Here” (Feat. Lykke Li) (bonus track)
(via Pitchfork)

The Big Dream is out 7/16 on (whoa) Sacred Bones.