We may be months away from Halloween but it’s never too early to get into the mood. If you’re like me then you won’t mind tucking into the new single from Claypool Lennon Delirium, a supergroup comprising Sean Lennon, son of the legendary Beatle and Les Claypool, bassist and vocalist of San Francisco rock band Primus. The pair came together during a summer festival last year and after feeding off each other’s musical vibes in extended jam sessions, they came out with ‘Cricket and the Genie‘ in January. It was an upbeat prog rock offering enveloped in a psychedelic aura. The release came with a promise from Claypool Lennon Delirium to “(gently) melt your face with heart-pounding low-frequency oscillations and interdimensional guitar squeals”.
In that first single and in their new ditty ‘Mr. Wright’, the two profoundly gifted artists deliver resoundingly. Their second offering is shorter and easier to digest but contains the same experimental enigma that made Cricket and the Genie stand out as something vaguely familiar you’ve never heard before. The song is about a perv who “sets up little cameras coz he likes to watch you pee” and is “creeping through the night to ease his lustful plight”. It opens with Claypool fingering the bass with typical dexterity and Lennon raining in the kind of chill-inspiring keystrokes you hear in sixties horror flicks. The pair then unite to introduce the song’s hook with spiralling harmonies before a whispery voice proceeds to reveal Mr. Wright’s dirty little secrets.
Look out for Claypool Lennon Delirium’s debut LP ‘Monolith of Phobos’ coming out on June 3.
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