Lola Kirke has music in her blood.
Rightly recognised for her stellar acting - including key roles in Mistress America and Gone Girl - she's always been immersed in music.
Recent album 'Heart Head West' is the clearest distillation of that, a stunning record that matches the highly potent, deeply personal songwriting of Phoebe Bridgers, say, to the classic pop of The Byrds or even Mazzy Star's dreamy evocation of California.
Released last summer, the record is followed by new single 'Omens', a beautifully sculpted, deeply impressive slice of songwriting.
Recorded at Spacebomb studios in Richmond, Virginia, 'Omens' was sculpted by Lola Kirke alongside Matthew E. White.
The Spacebomb House Band play on single, too, and it's a terrific, highly evocative piece, so rich and so effortlessly beguiling.
Lola tells Clash:
“In this bizarre culture that largely gets love all wrong, I think we’re taught to objectify the people we’re romantically interested in, to assign to them magical qualities and make them into 'omens' so to speak. This song is about the line between fantasy and reality, love and obsession, what’s good for us and what’s not so good for us. With it, as with all my songs, I hoped to reconcile my own weird shit, but also to construct a sort of prayer for a return to self: I don’t want anyone else.”
The video is something special, too - check out 'Omens' below.
'Heart Head West' is out now. Catch Lola Kirke at London's Omeara on May 18th.
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