by Red Cell
Click below to listen to David Lynch’s – “Good Day Today”
The avant-auteur director David Lynch has released a new single on iTunes named, “Good Day Today”. It finds him toying with Electro beats and heavily processed, syrupy sweet vocals that he sings himself. The B-Side, , “I Know”, is a a bit more what you may expect from Lynch. It is a down-tempo, uncomfortable bit that feels like Lynch is stepping into one of the personaes from his films. You can hear “I Know” by clicking on the blue bar at the bottom of your screen and listening to The End of Being Radio.
The single will be released by BBC Radio One DJ Rob da Bank’s Sunday Best label, which plans to release a set of “Good Day Today” remixes in January.
You can listen to Lynch talk about the making of this song in a 5 minute interview here.
“I was just sitting and these notes came and then I went down and started working with Dean [Hurley, his engineer] and then these few notes, ‘I want to have a good day, today’ came and the song was built around that,” he said. Unlike his famously ambiguous and non-linear films, the song is accessible and, he readily admits, has a catchy “feel-good chorus”, with undertones of angsty electro-popsters Crystal Castles or veteran dance act Underworld. Why did he turn to electro for his first solo single? “Well, I love electricity so it sort of stands to reason that I would like electronics.”