David Lynch has won awards for making films, drawn a weekly comic for an alternative weekly magazine and constructed furniture, but the Montana native’s latest passion is making music.
Lynch, who released his first solo album in 2011, will release a second full-length album, titled “The Big Dream,” in July.
Lynch wrote 11 out of the 12 tracks on the album, borrowing a blues song about a South Dakotan farmer from Bob Dylan. He also collaborated with Swedish singer-songwriter Lykke Li for a bonus track.
“Most of the songs start out as a type of blues jam, and then we go sideways from there. What comes out is a hybrid, modernized form of low-down blues,” Lynch said in a statement.
Lynch began his career making films with small but loyal fan bases such as “Eraserhead” and “Blue Velvet.” He also created the TV series “Twin Peaks.” He has been nominated four times for a Best Director Oscar but never won.
His affinity for working in other mediums is on display in his films, which often lack a narrative structures and plum deep into the psyches of their main characters. He has composed music for many of his films, including “Mulholland Drive” and “Rabbits”; his latest album is described as “cinematic in scope,” mixing blues with electronic production and dreamscapes.