Written by William Garvey, and sung by Q Lazzarus, this track was first released via the Married To the Mob soundtrack, and notably featured in Silence of The Lambs. The single has been long out of print, but now for the first time in years, it will be readily available again on 12″ vinyl b/w a haunting collaborative cover by Domino Records artists Hayden Thorpe of Wild Beasts and Jon Hopkins.
According to Garvey, “the song is about transcendence over those who see the world as only earthly and finite. The horses represent the five senses from Hindu philosophy (The Bhagavad Gita) and the ability to lift one’s perception above these physical limitations and to see beyond this limited Earthly perspective,” Fitting with the original meaning, Hayden and Jon capture the transcendence of the original track in all its melancholy and profound glory.
The 12″ will come with never before seen archival artifacts from Q Lazzarus. Wild Beasts are currently in the making of their fourth album due for completion this summer. Jon Hopkins‘ new critically acclaimed album Immunity is out now. Click here to pre-order your copy of “Goodbye Horses.”