David Lynch moves into music world
Hollywood director David Lynch is moving in to the music world and hoping to crack the charts after teaming up with a Radio 1 DJ.
The Blue Velvet and Mulholland Drive film-maker is the vocalist on the record released through broadcaster Rob da Bank's label Sunday Best Recordings.
The left-field director, who has become known for championing transcendental meditation, is releasing two tracks, Good Day Today and I Know this week.
An early airing of the track on a Los Angeles radio station prompted speculation about the mystery artist behind it when it was mistakenly credited on-air to British dance act Underworld.
Lynch, now 64, is not a complete novice in the music world. He has written and produced material for Julee Cruise - with whom he worked on his cult TV series Twin Peaks - and has collaborated with producer Danger Mouse and the late musician Mark Linkous of Sparklehorse.
Da Bank founded his label in 1995 and has released albums by artists such as Dan Le Sac Vs Scroobius Pip and Kitty, Daisy & Lewis.
He said: "If I hadn't just pinched myself I'd swear I was dreaming that we're actually putting out a record by David Lynch.
"It proves that not only is he a master director responsible for many of my favourite films but he's also a talented producer with an innate sense of how powerful music is and can be."
Ben Turner from Sunday Best said: "It has a sound, style and mood that is uniquely Lynch."
A further release in January will feature artwork from acclaimed British designer Vaughan Oliver - known for his work with the 4AD label, designing sleeves for acts such as Pixies and This Mortal Coil.