Lande Hekt’s new song ‘The Future’, which has just been released, is mainly about the stark and bleak reality of climate change, as referred to with the lyrics ‘Think about the future - there might not be one. There probably won’t be one.’ Lande explains that the song “is also about getting older, trying to exist in a truly horrible world and trying to be a good person (and often not succeeding). It’s an homage to my friend who taught me that you can’t ignore environmental issues and showed me how scary it all is. We’re all running out of time.”
'The Future’ is the second track to be revealed from Lande’s forthcoming debut solo EP ‘Gigantic Disappointment’, a collection of seven songs which is set for release 15 November. The songs, which also include the already released ‘Carpet’, were recorded with Ben David of The Hard Aches at his studio on top of a hill in Cudlee Creek, which is in the Adelaide Hills in Australia. “It was the first time I’ve ever played all the instruments on a recording before,” says Lande. “We recorded a guide guitar track and then I recorded the drums along to that, then bass, then guitar, then vocals, then extras. It was 37c everyday and the studio is self sustainable so it was nice to be drinking rain water, but it was warm rain water. Everyday two kangaroos would come to the house and stare at us.”
As vocalist and guitarist in Exeter indie punk band Muncie Girls, Lande is no stranger to playing shows across the UK and further afield but now she’s striking out solo and will accompany the release of ‘Gigantic Disappointment’ with a clutch of her own live dates with various musical friends.