Lost Horizons share David Bowie inspired track “On The Day You Died”

Following many excellent reviews for the debut album Ojalá, released in November on Bella Union, Lost Horizons have shared a new instrumental track entitled “On The Day You Died”. Previously only available via the Rough Trade Album Club on a limited 4 track bonus cd, the track, improvised on the morning of David Bowie’s untimely death, is their simple paen to his genius, shared today on this the second anniversary since his passing. Listen below…

Lost Horizons’ Simon Raymonde and Richie Thomas almost didn’t make it to studio that day two years ago as the sadness and upset at the news hit them, but they decided to forge ahead and try and use all the energy and his inspiration to create something. Of the track Raymonde says: “It was a tough day, but quite an extraordinary one in hindsight. I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to do anything when I arrived at the studio, but when I sat at the piano something just happened. Richie grabbed his saxophone and our engineer Iggy just pressed record and the resulting improvisation is what you hear, warts and all. We didn’t talk much about it, but I can feel his presence on the track for sure. Several months later when I told Richie I wanted to use the track exactly as it was, he was quite surprised and said that he could play the saxophone much better now, and that he’d like to have another go. “Not a chance!”  I said. “It may not be ‘perfect’ technically but the reason it has the poignancy it does is because of the circumstances. I don’t want you to change a note.” Thankfully, he agreed…”

Lost Horizons have also announced news of additional UK and Ireland live shows in April following on from their Glasgow performance this month. Support will come from Penelope Isles. Dates/info below:

Friday 19th January – GLASGOW – O2 ABC

Thursday 19th April – BRISTOL – The Lantern

Friday 20th April – CARDIFF – Clwb Ifor Bach

Saturday 21st April – BIRMINGHAM – Institue 

Sunday 22nd April – CAMBRIDGE – Portland Arms

Tuesday 24th April – DUBLIN – The Grand Social

Wednesday 25th April – BELFAST – Limelight 2 

Order your copy of Ojalá HERE.