It’s been seven years since he put out his last feature-length film, Inland Empire, but David Lynch is still staying Renaissance-man busy.
When he isn’t spreading the gospel of Transcendental Meditation or making Vines, the director of weirdo-cinema classics like Blue Velvet and Twin Peaks heads into the music studio, apparently; he’s set to release his second album, The Big Dream, this summer. Lynch wrote 11 of the album’s 12 songs on his followup to 2011’s Crazy Clown Time — including a “signature take” on Bob Dylan’s “The Ballad of Hollis Brown.”
The Big Dream is described as “cinematic in scope,” with a blues foundation, a “reverb-drenched guitar” and world-coloring melodies. “Most of the songs start out as a type of blues jam and then we go sideways from there,” Lynch said in a statement. The track list includes titles such as “Star Dream Girl,” “The Line it Curves,” and bonus track “I’m Waiting Here,” featuring Lykke Li, which I like to think sounds like Björk bit off Michael Bolton’s head after sex.
The Big Dream comes out on July 16; here’s the album cover: