Lost Horizons Share New Single “Cordelia” Ft. John Grant

And it’s very relaxing

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Lost Horizons (comprised of Cocteau Twins’ Simon Raymonde & Richie Thomas of Dif Juz) has dropped a new single today titled “Cordelia” ft. John Grant. The song is from the duo’s upcoming double-album, In Quiet Moments, which will be arriving this winter. The first part will be released on December 4th whereas the second part will be out on February 26th. “Cordelia” is a glimpse of what they have in store for us in the upcoming season:

On the new single, Simon Raymonde commented:

“This was one of the last tracks recorded for the album, though it came from the ashes of one the first improv sessions Richie (Thomas) and I had. Listening back to what we started with, I jettisoned the drums and most of the guitars but salvaged a small part of it and turned it into something brand new. Then I had the amazing David Rothon -who I had seen play live with Marissa Nadler a few nights before – and long-time collaborator Fiona Brice add pedal steel and strings respectively. Sitting quietly in the studio with our spacey slice of instrumental swirl, I closed my eyes to imagine a voice. While much of his recent work involves synths and crunchy beats, how he magnificently handles cinematic melancholy in his own work, and specifically in the Scott Walker Prom for the BBC, I knew my dear friend John Grant would nail this. I hoped he might enjoy the freedom of creating some melodic magic alongside elegant emotional lyrics. I sent him the piece, aware that he is always so incredibly busy, and tried to keep my expectations low, in case he had to turn it down, but to my utter and continuing delight he said yes and I’ll have to admit to shedding a tear or two when he sent me back the completed vocal a few weeks later.”

John Grant added:

“I really loved doing this track with Simon. I’d had the idea for this song for a long time and when he sent me the instrumental, I immediately thought: ‘CORDELIA’ – so happy to have found such a beautiful home for this track!”