New York-based artist Arsun has shared “Lay Me Down” the first single since 2019’s “Dead Sixty-Six.” The track was premiered exclusively via American Songwriter praising, “Horns and organ add a haunting texture to Arsun’s vocals as they pierce through lyrics he says, were inspired by 16th and 17th century poetry.”
On the track Arsun describes, “The instrumental side of Lay me down is Inspired by 60s R&B and rock music. The lyrics are inspired by 16th and 17th century poetry as well as 1960s r&b and folk lyrics. I attempted to mix the surreal and lavish romanticism from the poetry with the stark simplicity and focus on the individual that I see in some 60s folk and r&b lyricism.
This song was my first attempt at including a horn section in my music. So I called up Renard Poche, a veteran musician out of New Orleans, and asked him for some advice. His advice was invaluable and what is heard on the song is a direct result of our conversation together. The song was recorded by Oliver Ignatius at Holy Fang studios and Lee Foster was kind enough to let us mix the single at the prestigious Electric Lady studios. I feel very blessed to have had that opportunity.”