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Lost Horizons Share New Single + Video for “Heart Of A Hummingbird” Featuring KookieLou

February 20, 2021

Lost Horizons Share New Single + Video for “Heart Of A Hummingbird” Featuring KookieLou

New album “In Quiet Moments” out 26th February via Bella Union

With their new album In Quiet Moments due for release next Friday, 26th February, via Bella Union, today Lost Horizons share another new track and video from this much-anticipated double LP. Every track on the album features a guest vocalist and today’s new single “Heart Of A Hummingbird” features KookieLou aka Lily Wolter from Penelope Isles.

This collaboration is simply electrifying. The perfect vocal harmonies that emit this dreamy feel amidst the utterly captivating soundscape that Lost Horizons have perfected.

Lost Horizons forthcoming album is shaping up to be one of the most essential records for 2021 and then some.

Of the track Lost Horizons say: “In 2018 we toured the UK with Penelope Isles opening up for us every night, and it was one of the most brilliant times I’ve had on tour. It reminded me of the Cocteau Twins / Dif Juz tour of 1984. The friendships spawned and the love and respect that our bands showed to each other throughout was really special. There were 7 of us in the Lost Horizons live band and every one of us watched Penelope Isles each night, usually in awe. They did the same with us (probably without the in awe part) and to have such a brilliant support pushes you each night, in the best possible way. I knew from watching Jack (who sings on the first track on the lp ‘Halcyon’) and Lily so closely for so long, that I couldn’t think of two better people to be on this Lost Horizons lp. They were the first people I asked. Lily is a brilliant songwriter and I knew she would be a perfect collaborator for us! She seemed to have her ideas done so quickly after I sent her the music, and Jack recorded her soon after in our studio in Brighton, and I clearly remember opening the email when they sent the track to me, I literally blasted it in my studio so loud about 25 times and was in tears hearing what she’d done. I am very excited by what I am hearing of her KookieLou solo project. After I had written and recorded the basic tune with all the keys, basses and Richie had added the live drums, Paul Gregory  (Lanterns On The Lake) added the glorious spacey guitars that take the track to its crescendo.”

KookieLou adds: It was a real honour to be asked to collaborate with these two legends. I have a lot of love for both Simon and Richie. I wrote these words in a pretty testing time. Loving someone is a real trip isn’t it?  The meanings of the lyrics twist and turn between uncertainty and really just not wanting to let go of someone. When those beautiful new chords come in just after halfway through the song, I felt a release. I think that’s where the words travel from a place of confusion and heartache, to a place of pure honesty, acceptance and love. I want to thank Simon and Richie for making that happen at that point, encouraging me to see the glass half full at a time where it felt pretty empty.” KookieLou (aka Lily Wolter)

Lost Horizons have announced news of a London live performance at the Scala in Autumn 2021… Date/info below:

Tuesday 19th October 2021 – London – Scala tickets 

https://bellaunion.ochre.store/release/203528-lost-horizons-in-quiet-moments/

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