CAT#: GRAT 012
‘DISAPPEAR’ (B/W ‘ALL THE TIME’)
THE NEW 7” SINGLE, OUT NOVEMBER 4, 2016
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PRE-ORDER THE SINGLE HERE:
LAZY DAY LIVE:
THU, NOV 10 @ THE VICTORIA, DALSTON, LONDON [TICKETS]
“TILLY SCANTLEBURY’S SOFT AND BREATHY VOCALS CAST A TRANQUILISING SPELL” – NME
Lost Map Records are delighted to welcome the return of London’s Lazy Day, following their now sold-out Record Store Day 2015 split 7” single with Tuff Love (‘Portait’ / ‘Groucho’). The lo-fi dreamy-grunge quartet’s new track ‘Disappear’ will be released as a 7” single on November 4, 2016 (b/w ‘All The Time’), and has been praised already by a multitude of music websites and blogs including Line of Best Fit, GoldFlakePaint, Silver Soundz, Aimless Skylarking, Barry Gruff and many more. The epic video for ‘Disappear’, directed by Billy Boyd Cape and themed around singer and songwriter Tilly Scantlebury imagining her own funeral, is available to watch and share now after premiering via DIY Mag (“Surging forward with waves of rich-textured melancholy, it’s yet more evidence of Tilly’s growing ambitions”). Lazy Day will launch ‘Disappear’ with a show at The Victoria, Dalston in London on Thursday, November 10 (tickets here) – see below for full information.
Lazy Day began life in 2014 as the bedroom solo project of Tilly Scantlebury. Self-recording her tracks on Garageband and making them available to hear via SoundCloud, she quickly gained extensive attention and praise from many respected music websites and blogs. Since expanding to a four-piece band currently featuring drummer Beni Evans, bassist Jonathan Coddington and guitarist Liam Hoflay, they’ve gone on to be longlisted for Glastonbury’s Emerging Talent Competition, appear at festivals including LeeFest: The Neverland, SWN Festival and the Beacons Festival and earn radio play from Lauren Laverne on BBC 6 Music.
“I wrote ‘Disappear’ in the summer of 2012 when Lazy Day was a very quiet and almost secret thing,” recalls Tilly. “I actually remember coming up with the melody for the chorus when I was cycling back home in London. Then later that summer I went to America with my family and recorded the first demo of ‘Disappear’. I snuck my dad’s laptop when him and my mum were trying to watch Mad Men – but this demo was more important. We were staying near the ocean and in the background of the track you could hear the seabirds which I always liked. Fast-forward four years and I had the Lazy Day band together, and with them I got to develop ‘Disappear’ into a fully formed thing. Even though it has the added weight of the full band behind me, I wanted to make sure that parts of the song were quite bare in its production – to stay true to the private, intimate and quite lonely spirit of the original demo. The song starts out isolated, but builds into something bigger than just me, something way more confident.”
About the incredible video for ‘Disappear’, Tilly comments: “When I first wrote ‘Disappear’ it came from a sad place, but four years later and Lazy Day is now a big fun gang, so the song has morphed into something way more triumphant and joyful. For the video I wanted to find a traditionally sad setting that we could mess with. Everyone has an idea of what a funeral should look and feel like, but mine would be different – where things are weird and don’t go to plan. All my nearest and dearest are having a rough teary time, but then the song kicks in and things start to change – my spirit is awakened! It’s like I’m conducting everyone without them really knowing it. But even though they bop along to the music, dance in the forest and sing the song like speeches – they can never fully get rid of that sad and mournful look on their faces. I never thought I’d enjoy my own funeral so much, but it really was one of my favourite Lazy Day days ever.”
Both ‘Disappear’ and ‘All The Time’ were recorded by Lazy Day’s own bassist Jonny Coddington with his company Bottle Rocket Recording at The Crows’ Nest Studios. Both songs were mixed by Adrian Hall (credits include Anna Calvi, Goldfrapp) at Clever Pup Studios.