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Tindersticks: Hey Lucinda

Tinder sticks: Hey Lucinda
Film by Joe King & Rosie Pedlow
Colourist: Jason R Moffat
Tindersticks "Hey Lucinda" from new album 'The Waiting Room'
Release date: 22 January 2016

Note from singer / song writer Stuart Staples:
I started to write this song a long time ago – around 6am, walking the streets of central Cologne – I didn’t realise then that by trying to push at the way a duet is structured – making this song more conversational, fluid – that the musical setting it actually asked for was beyond us. A ten year struggle commenced, it became a joke in the band – ‘Time to try again with Lucinda…’

Along the way I visited my great friend Lhasa de Sela in Montreal and we spent a little time recording a version of ‘Hey Lucinda’. She understood that it was not right for this song to lament, that underneath its ‘sad’ surface, it is full of mischief.

After Lhasa’s death on New Years day  2010 I had to put the song (and her other recordings) away. I have only recently been able to listen to her sing again and Lucinda resurfaced in my consciousness, though this time I was more able to understand what it needed – To be true to the moment we shared singing it together. As a band we approached the music again, giving it only just what was needed but hopefully catching some of that mischief!

The Waiting Room Cine-Concert live events:
11 February - Clermont-Ferrand, FR at Clermont-Ferrand ISFF
13, 14 February - Berlin, DE at Volksbuehne
19, 20, 21 April – Paris, FR at Le Bouffes du Nord
26 April – Copenhagen, DK at Chp Pix
29 April – London, UK at The Barbican
30 April - 8 May - Music Beyond Mainstream, UK tour

More info here: tindersticks.co.uk