Lola Kirke Shares Valentines's Day Singles "Lights On" + "Baby Where You Are (Ted Lucas Cover)" Announces Headline London Show, 18th May At Omeara
Lola Kirke is celebrating Valentine's Day with the release of two romantic new songs, an original called "Lights On" and a cover of '70s folk artist Ted Lucas' "Baby Where You Are." Kirke's partner Wyndham Boylan-Garnett produced both tracks and also duets with her on "Baby Where You Are.
"When we first got together, Wyndham and I rented a house in upstate New York and spent the majority of our time drinking too much wine and learning songs we liked on guitar so we could at least sing them at parties and maybe one day even record them," says Kirke. "Ted Lucas' 'Baby Where You Are' came into our lives then and has remained a staple because of how simply it expresses the truth of love and longing. I'm always excited by art that achieves that balance, which is why I fell so in love with Wyndham's song 'Lights On.' I feel like the two songs express different sides of desire, one that is more certain and the other less, but both hopeful and both very known."
Kirke's North American tour opening for Alex Cameron kicks off this Thursday in Portland before returning to the UK where you can catch her at her headline London Show at Omeara on May 18th. Tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday, 15th Feb here.
Lola Kirke's debut album Heart Head West is available now on Downtown Records.
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Lola Kirke is no stranger to shape shifting - as an actress with a steadily ascending star, she's had major roles in David Fincher's Gone Girl and Noah Baumbach's Mistress America, as well as the Golden Globe-winning Amazon show Mozart in the Jungle. While less in the fore, her passion for music has stayed constant, with her guitar following her from dressing room to dressing room.
Born to a musical family (her father is Simon Kirke, drummer of Bad Company and Free, and her sister is singer-songwriter Domino Kirke), Lola embarked on her own musical journey with her four-track EP released in 2016.
Tracked live to tape in East Los Angeles and produced by frequent collaborator Wyndham Garnett (Elvis Perkins in Dearland, WYNDHAM) her debut LP Heart Head West, asserts her as part of the artistic tradition she holds so dear: delivering her own heart, laid bare for someone else to hear as theirs. "It's a really personal record about basically everything I thought about in 2017 - time, family, loss, social injustice, sex, drinking, longing-essentially everything I'd talk about with a close friend for 40 minutes."