Lucy Gooch‘s new track, “Ash and Orange,” is out today on Fire Records.
One year after her gorgeous debut EP, Rushing, Bristol’s Lucy Gooch returns with “Ash and Orange,” her first track released via Fire Records. Inspired by early technicolour films, old recordings of women’s choirs from the 1930’s and mountains, this innovative exploration of choral music also marks a departure from her previous works, which were mainly based on vocal loops.
“I was trying to write a story in two parts,” she explained about this majestic track. “The beginning is about an everyday person’s hidden emotional life, their ruminating thoughts; and then it moves into a more expressive second part, which I see as a kind of breakdown, an outpouring of emotions that have been buried for a long time. I used a new instrument on this, a prophet 6, and its arrival altered my approach to making. It has a kind of resonance that leads me in new directions, so I’ve found myself exploring songwriting more freely.”