TUNE Dan Lyons - Biarritz (ft. Clémence Quélennec)
Dan Lyons returns with the brilliant new track Biarritz, this autumn.
Biarritz is a haunting track with nods to Django Reinhardt, Leonard Cohen and Serge Gainsbourg. The track’s atmosphere conjures a sense of sitting in a café, smoking, drinking and thinking about where it all went wrong.
Written in Paris when Dan was living there, it was the first track he wrote as he embarked on his solo career following a stint playing drums with The Fat White Family. Clémence Quélennec, from French psych-punk rock band La Femme, features on the track, adding her ethereal vocals, which she recorded in Agadir.
Of the track Dan says: “In the context of the song, ‘Biarritz’ can be anything, or anywhere. It’s an escape, a fleeting romance. The town itself is a seaside resort, not dissimilar to where I am now, in Margate. Everything in these places is very seasonal. Everyone closes up shop for the winter, and the ones that stay are left huddled around the radiator thinking of summer.”