Song Premiere: Lost Film build a foundation for relationships with earnest guitar-pop single ‘Try’

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It’s fitting that the cover art for Lost Film’s debut LP Imago depicts a hand-drawn house. Previous singles from the Western Massachusetts guitar-pop project led by Jimmy Hewitt helped bring the home into view, with “OK, Lost” (Gold Flake Paint) serving as the rooftop structure, providing shelter and bringing a sense of security, while the vibrant “Something’s Missing” (Culture Collide) shaped the windows by emanating a brightness coming from within. Today, Vanyaland is proud to premiere the new album’s front doorway into Hewitt’s emotionally complex home, “Try.”

Written about what it takes to solidify a personal relationship, “Try” is another delicate-but-intricate number from Hewitt, who continues to skillfully play with sound and pacing as emotional outlets. “Try” takes a look inside the heart and the home, its swirling guitar-work crackling around a consistent beat, all built around a simple reminder.

“A few years ago in my cubicle days, I overheard two coworkers chatting about married life,” Hewitt tells Vanyaland. “One of them was recently engaged and jokingly asked the other for some advice. He was not only known for being pretty close-mouthed but also almost exclusively sarcastic but took a few seconds and responded with: ‘Just don’t forget to try.’ Even though the surprisingly sincere advice wasn’t directly given to me, I’ve always held onto it. This song was written about their conversation.”

“Try” is the latest gem from Imago, due August 18 via independent New York label The Native Sound. Pre-order it here, and scan below after the Soundcloud embed for a string of Lost Film dates to celebrate the new release, including a banner September 3 show at Great Scott with Native Sound label mates Funeral Advantage, as well as Bent Shapes and Magic Magic.

9/3 – Great Scott – w/ Funeral Advantage, Bent Shapes – Boston, MA
9/4 – The Flywheel – w/ Bent Shapes, Wild Pink, Shakusky – Easthampton, MA
9/5 – Everybody Hits – w/ Pill Friends, Cousin Brian, Ghost Gum – Philly, PA
9/6 – Palisades – w/ Wild Pink, Soft Fangs – Brooklyn, NY