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.”