Lost Horizons, made up of Cocteau Twins’ Simon Raymonde and Dif Juz’s Richie Thomas, have already revealed the collaborative nature of their project with beautiful compositions featuring Karen Peris, Hilang Child, Beth Cannon, and Tim Smith from their forthcoming debut album, Ojalá. Today they released a haunting pop number featuring Liela Moss, “Score The Sky,” following last week’s release of the dreamy Marissa Nadler-led “I Saw The Days Go By.”
Nadler’s voice swirls and layers above faint instrumentation on “I Saw The Days Go By,” conjuring an atmosphere that sounds the way pre-storm weather feels. “Score The Sky” is decidedly more upbeat but ominous nonetheless, pairing Moss’ airy vocals with a playfully foreboding melody. The Derrick Belcham-directed video for “Score The Sky” shows a girl exploring an abandoned ship, trying to chase down (and dance with?) a mysterious doppelgänger shadow-person. After following her clone into a white light, the girl finds herself alone on the roof of the ship in a she’s-been-dead-this-whole-time type ending. Watch and listen to the new releases below.
Ojalá is out 11/3 via Bella Union. Pre-order it here.