Scottish musician and songwriter Pictish Trail, aka Johnny Lynch, has unveiled a brand new single ‘Far Gone (Don’t Leave)’.
From his hideaway on the Isle of Eigg, Mr. Lynch has been working away on a third Pictish Trail album, which is due for release in the late summer. Our first taster lifted from the forthcoming record is ‘Far Gone (Don’t Leave)’, and it is a simply splendid return. Inspired by Fargo, it’s a song about paranoia, the fear of being caught, and how that pushes people into desperate situations. With that in mind, unsurprisingly it has a curious and mysterious cinematic quality arrived at as a wonky keyboard bassline conspires with a heavy hip hop beat, all soaked in reverb. A slightly darker side to Lynch’s DIY electronic-tinged indie/folk but in saying that, it isn’t any less impressive.
Ahead of a new album, there is plenty to keep us occupied while we await follow up to Secret Soundz Vol. 1 & 2. Pictish Trail will release a postcard single via his own Lost Map imprint. Check it out now.