Pictish Trail has shared new single ‘Dream Wall’ ahead of the release of an EP of the same name on 1 April. This EP – which features remixes of PT songs by friends and collaborators including Callum Easter, Kinbote, Bamboo and Good Dog – is exclusively available now to subscribers of Lost Map’s PostMap Club. Johnny Lynch, aka Pictish Trail, says the song channels his love for Yo La Tengo and is ‘about the frustration of working on something at night, only for it to crumble away as soon as you begin to enjoy it’.
Opening in a freaky psych-pop space with feedback and eerie Spiritualized vibes, Johnny opens the song by pondering why he writes songs so late at night before talking about some of his sadness-fuelled dreams: ‘It isn’t long before the cracks start to show’. The Farfisa organ swirls around Johnny’s observations while the subtle bass adds extra depth – and almost certain goosebumps.