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Lockdown (rsd 20)

Mercury KX

record store day 2020 - 7"

Released: 24th Oct 2020


Lockdown by LYR, featuring Florence Pugh and Pete Wareham of Melt Yourself Down.

The song is set to a poem by poet laureate Simon Armitage, written in response to the coronavirus restrictions. ‘Lockdown’ moves from the outbreak of bubonic plague in Eyam, Derbyshire in the 17th century – when a bale of cloth sent from London inadvertently brought fleas carrying the plague – to the poem Meghadūta by the Sanskrit poet Kālidāsa, which follows the legend in which an exile sends words of reassurance to his wife in the Himalayas via a passing cloud.

Lockdown (rsd 20)