Loma share video for new single ‘Pink Sky’

Loma share video for new single ‘Pink Sky’



“A beautiful return, it inaugurates a fresh chapter with tremendous guile”

“We can find succour through listening to music this emotive, this beautiful”
God Is In The TV ‘Tracks of the Week’

“From a woven coffin to a stunning rebirth, Loma are back and on this evidence might just be even more vital than ever”
For The Rabbits

Watch the video for ‘Pink Sky’ here:

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Last month, Loma (Emily CrossDan DuszynskiJonathan Meiburg) announced that they will release their third album How Will I Live Without a Body? on 28 June via Sub Pop. A gorgeous, unique, and oddly comforting album about partnership, loss, regeneration, and fighting the feeling that we’re all in this alone, the album was announced alongside lead single ‘How It Starts‘. Today the band have followed up with new single ‘Pink Sky’ with a video directed by Sabrina Nichols (previous work with The Smile, Yo La Tengo and The Fall), working from drawings by Emily Cross. The recording of this album in Emily Cross’ new home in the south of England seeps into the music in ‘Pink Sky’. The looming London skies sit far off in the distance over a deep, moody groove with wonderfully sonorous clarinet and creaking cello played by Cross.

Speaking of the track Jonathan Meiburg says:
“This mischievous little song was a late addition to the album. We recorded it in a chilly whitewashed room in southern England, and we didn’t have many instruments at first—just a nylon string guitar, a 2-piece drum set, a Casio keyboard, and a clarinet. But we liked the challenge.”

Following the release of their 2020 second album, Don’t Shy Away, Loma’s three members were cast around the globe; multi-instrumentalist and recording engineer Dan Duszynski remained in his studio in central Texas, but Cross, a UK citizen, moved to Dorset, and writer and instrumentalist Jonathan Meiburg left the US for Germany to research a book. The band—not for the first time—entered a deep sleep.In the pandemic years, being in the same room was impossible, and attempts to start a new record faltered. In an attempt to salvage the record and the band, Cross suggested they regroup in the UK, in the tiny stone house—once a coffin-maker’s workshop—where she works as an end-of-life doula. With minimal recording gear and few instruments, Loma turned two whitewashed rooms into a makeshift studio, using a coffin woven from willow branches as a vocal booth. The one-lane roads, hedgerows and dark skies of Dorset gave the new songs an ineffable but unmistakable Englishness. The band used the ruin of a 12th-century chapel as a reverb chamber—surprising hillwalkers who peeked in to find them singing to no one—and the sounds of Cross’s chilly workshop wormed their way into the recording: a leaky pipe, a drummer’s brushes on a metal lampshade, voices left on an ancient answering machine.

Loma’s previous album, Don’t Shy Away, was galvanised by the encouragement of Brian Eno. This time, they were inspired by another hero, Laurie Anderson, who offered a chance to work with an AI trained on her work. Meiburg sent two photos; Anderson’s AI responded with two haunting poems. “We used fragments of these poems in ‘How It Starts’ and ‘Affinity’”, he says. “And then Dan noticed that one of AI-Laurie’s lines, ‘How will I live without a body?’ would be a perfect name for the album, since we’d nearly lost sight of each other in the recording process”.

For How Will I Live Without a Body?’s cover art, returning collaborator Lisa Cline took inspiration from the histories of “bog people” human cadavers found naturally mummified in peat bogs.How Will I Live Without a Body? is available to preorder on CD/LP/digitally worldwide from Sub Pop. In the UK and Europe, LP preorders through Sub Pop’s new Mega Mart 2, and UK/EU Independent retailers will receive the Loser edition on Neon Orange Vinyl.

Photo credit: Emily Cross

High-res images can be found here

How Will I Live Without a Body? 


1. Please, Come In
2. Arrhythmia
3. Unbraiding
4. I Swallowed a Stone
5. How It Starts
6. Dark Trio
7. A Steady Mind
8. Pink Sky
9. Broken Doorbell
10. Affinity
11. Turnaround

Praise for Don’t Shy Away:

“An essential listen”
8/10 The Line of Best Fit

“Loma’s music unspools in vivid panoramas”
4/5 Mojo

“Atmospheric melodies and Cross’ otherworldly vocals blend to absorbing effect”
8/10 Uncut

“Emily Cross’s voice always manages to nail an emotion and send shivers up your spine, but her performance on this parched beauty— piano, clarinet and oboe fluttering around her — is something else altogether”
Sunday Times

“Their most mesmerizing and rewarding effort yet”
4/5 Our Culture

‘4/5’ Record Collector

“Both heartbreaking and uplifting at exactly the same time”
The Vinyl Factory

“As second records go, they don’t come much more mesmerically splendorous than this”
Secret Meeting

“Cherish their return, it’s a triumph”
For The Rabbits

“Cross’ vocals are heaven-sent”
Beats Per Minute

“A dreamy start to their new adventures”

“Earthy, delicate and impressively focused compositions that together have the power to work as a perfect, comforting antidote to a hellish year”
4/5 Stereoboard

“Truly a grand and beautiful work of art”
Backseat Mafia