W. H. Lung recently broke our brains with the unfeasibly epic 'Simpatico People', the first track to be taken from their forthcoming album Incidental Music, and this week they've gone and done it again with the colossal 'Second Death Of My Face'. Not only is the track musically expansive, it's chock full of poetic ideas, as inspired by the surroundings in which it was written, so explains Joseph E.:

"I put down some nonsense for melody over an early draft and when I listened back it sounded like ‘my face, my face.’ The images that followed seemed filmic and the idea went from there. The chorus came to me as I fiddled on the piano in Central Library. It was big and unashamed and I was thinking of Bowie. My phone had died so I couldn’t record it as a voice note. I remember the panic of not wanting to lose the melody and of needing to try the idea out (out loud). I rushed home with my eyes half closed, singing it over and over in my head. It's about watching your own life lived."

Once again W. H. Lung's synth-led propulsion leaves us feeling like we're on an interstellar mission. As Joseph says in the quote above, it's about watching yourself, and in 'Second Death Of My Face' you feel as though you're getting up to lightspeed, travelling back in time and seeing yourself do it all over again.

W. H. Lung's Incidental Music is out on April 5th through Melodic Records (pre-order). They've got these live dates coming up:

Sat 11 May - Liverpool, The Shipping Forecast
Sun 12 May - Leeds - Gold Sounds Festival
Mon 13 May - Glasgow, The Garage (Attic Bar)
Tue 14 May - Nottingham, The Bodega
Wed 15 May -Brighton, Green Store Door
Thu 16 May - Bristol, The Louisiana
Fri 17 May - Southampton, Heartbreakers
Sat 18 May - London, Oslo (Hackney)
24 - 26 May - Sea Change Festival, Totnes
Fri 14th June - Manchester, Band On The Wall (With Working Mens Club)