Today Johnny Flynn and Robert Macfarlane have shared another new track from their much-anticipated upcoming album Lost In The Cedar Wood (available for preorder here). Ten Degrees of Strange is streaming everywhere now - listen here!
Lost In The Cedar Wood, written by Johnny and Robert over the course of the past year, is an album at once urgent and ancient, uplifting and unsettling, which draws inspiration in part from the Epic of Gilgamesh, the oldest written story in literature, and in part from the bewildering year through which we have all just lived, when the whole world has wandered ‘lost in the cedar wood’.
Ten Degrees of Strange is a song about trying to outrun anxiety, seeking joy and strength in landscape and movement. Of the single, Johnny and Robert have said: "Worry and loss have pursued us all during the pandemic, following hard on our heels –– always there at the turn of the path, in the corner of the eye, at the end of the day. We wrote Ten Degrees of Strange right at the end of 2020: the last song completed for an album started as the virus first struck and the world began to warp. Like all the songs, this one was written in part as a lockdown correspondence, with lines and verses and snippets of music sent back and forth over months."
Lost In The Cedar Wood is released worldwide digitally on May 14th 2021 on Transgressive Records, with physical copies to follow in September.