David Lynch: ‘There’s a lot of fear involved with my album’

Director also compares creative process to catching and cooking fish

Cult film director David Lynch has said that “there’s a lot of fear involved” in his forthcoming solo album.

Lynch, the mastermind behind films such as Blue Velvet and Mulholland Drive, told The Guardian that making his own LP had forced him to “overcome a lot of fear and embarrassment”.

The director, who will release ‘Crazy Clown Time’ on November 7 on the Sunday Best label, said of his music career: “You might get someone else, an actor, to play a role. But then there are some roles where you think: ‘I want to be that person. I want to go into that world’. So I wanted to try.”

He then went on to add:

I wanted to see whether I could nail it, assuming I could overcome a lot of fear and embarrassment and find a safe place to work. But yes, there’s a lot of fear involved. It’s very fearful.

Lynch also likened the creative process behind making films and music to catching and cooking fish. “The ideas come from some place else. It’s like fish,” he said. “You didn’t make the fish. You caught the fish. Now you can cook it in a good way or a bad way, but that’s as far as it goes.

“The fish comes from some place else. And sometimes…. Sometimes it talks back to you. Tells you how it wants to be cooked.”

Yeah Yeah Yeahs singer Karen O has a guest spot on ‘Crazy Clown Time’. Their collaborative track ‘Pinky’s Dream’ surfaced earlier this week, which you can listen to below.