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LYR - Lockdown 7"

LYR - Lockdown 7"

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

The track is in aid of Refuge: for each physical copy sold of this 7” Record Store Day edition in the UK, or accounted to Mercury KX in the UK, Mercury KX will donate £0.50 to Refuge (Registered Charity number 277424).

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.

Limited pressing of 250 copies.