Ladytron‘s Marnie has released her latest single Lost Maps, taken from her forthcoming sophomore album Strange Words And Weird Wars, which is out on 2nd June 2017. The single is now available to buy on iTunes and stream on Spotify.
Lost Maps is a brooding, synth-charged pop classic in the making; a single that should be heard on dance floors all over the world. The stream premiered on Consequence of Sound and is now available to stream via Marnie’s official Soundcloud page.
Lost Maps follows the release of album opener, the unashamedly melodic ‘Alphabet Block’. The song premiered on Popjustice and is also available to stream via the Marnie Soundcloud page
Comprised of ten pulsating tracks, Strange Words And Weird Wars showcases the most impressive elements of Marnie’s incarnation as a solo artist along with those that made her band, Ladytron, one of the most respected pioneers in electronic music; soul crushing synths are wonderfully accented by hook-laden choruses as Marnie boldly explores up-tempo electro dream-pop..
Marnie’s ability to effortlessly play with genres becomes more and more apparent as you work your way through what is such a sonically impressive record. Tracks such as ‘Girls’ expertly draws parallels with some of the most gifted female contemporary electro artists, with ‘Electric Youth’ channelling 80’s mall pop; a glorious guilty pleasure and one of the stand-out tracks on the album. Introspection comes in the form of the shoegaze-inspired ‘A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night’, giving the air of an unreleased b-side from a cult vampire movie.
After moving back to Glasgow in September 2012, after many years living in London, Marnie continued to write music following the success of her solo project and subsequent album release in 2013. Influenced by life, love, loss, politics and all things 80’s pop, Marnie has created an album that has an intelligence and a depth behind what, on the surface, is a melodic modern pop record. With support having already come from tastemakers like Consequence of Sound, PopJustice, The Line of Best Fit, Pitchfork, Pop Matters, Under The Radar and Playboy, Marnie will be looking to build upon this through the release of her second solo record; an album that will rightly be deemed one of the most anticipated of 2017.
Lost Maps by Marnie is out now and available to buy on iTunes and stream on Spotify. Album Strange Words And Weird Wars is due for release on 2nd June 2017.