Berkshire-born indie singer-songwriter and pianist Lorne has shared his new single, ‘Oil and Water’, on the 5th October via Bushy Records. Oil and Water is the first single from Lorne’s upcoming debut EP ‘Maze – EP’ to be released on the 24 November. His latest single, “Bread Alone’ gained support from the likes of Clash Mag, Wonderland, Impose, Nialler9, Sir Chillicious, BBC Introducing, Amazing Radio, Fresh On The Net and more. Performing his songs to a welcoming range of audiences, Lorne has headlined at The Troubadour in Earl’s Court, The Bedford and Notting Hill Arts Club.
Lorne was classically trained on the piano from age seven. Introduced to Peter Gabriel in his teens, Lorne was taken with his sound and notes the musician as a great influence for his music. Also drawn to established songwriters, such as Bon Iver, Damien Rice, Coldplay, Danny Elfman, Elbow and Radiohead, his attraction to melodic pop, ambient and rock is evident in his ideas.
His newest offering, ‘Oil and Water’ is a poignant and emotive track, weighted with the pause of empty spaces and melancholic undertones. The desolation in Lorne’s voice gives way to resignation, with lyrics depicting religious imagery highlighting the deep atmospheric mood of the track.
Speaking of the song Lorne says, “Like many songs, Oil and Water was inspired by a relationship that didn’t work out. I liked the analogy ‘Oil and Water’ to describe two sides that fail to come together no matter how hard they try.”