The Lucid Dream have shared a trippy new single from their forthcoming third album, ‘Compulsion Songs’.

With a running length of more than eight minutes, ‘I’m A Star In My Own Right’, is a soundscape of dubstep, groovy bass-lines and Stone Roses-style vocals which shows a bold and confident approach to modern songwriting.

Talking of the new single, I’m A Star In My Own Right, vocalist and guitarist Mark Emmerson said: ”’I’m A Star In My Own Right’ is the last track I penned for the new album, and also the last track we recorded and mixed on the album too. It was massively inspired by the work of the genius Adrian Sherwood, his On-U Sound label and in particular the first couple of Singers and Players albums.”

Releasing an eight minute single in today’s market of short, fast moving singles is a bold move. It paves the way for what should be an exciting album which, if ‘I’m A Star In My Own Right’ is anything to go by, promises to be a psychedelic blend of reverberating guitars, trippy keyboards and hypnotic beats.

‘Compulsion Songs’ is released on the 23rd September via Holy Are You Recordings. The Lucid Dream will also be touring on the following dates:

Sun 24th July: Bluedot Festival, Jodrell Bank

Sat 3rd September: 1-2-3-4 Festival, London

Fri 9th September: Glasgow Broadcast

Fri 16th September: Edinburgh Sneaky Pete’s

Sat 17th September: York The Basement

Thu 22nd September: London The Lexington

Sat 24th September: Liverpool International Festival Of Psychedelia

Fri 30th September: Cardiff The Moon Club

Sat 1st October: Manchester Night and Day

Frid 21st October: Brighton The Hope and Ruin

Sat 22nd October: Hebden Bridge Trades Club

Fri 28th October: Newcastle The Cluny 2

Sat 29th October: Nottingham The Lofthouse

This Lucid Dream article was written by Neil Stopforth, a GIGsoup contributor. Photo by Danny Payne Photography: www.facebook.com/dannypaynephotography

The Lucid Dream share trippy new single

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