Q Lazzarus' "Goodbye Horses" Gets 12-inch Single Release, Treated to Cover from Wild Beasts' Hayden Thorpe and Jon Hopkins
Published Mar 26, 2013Marked forever as the song that scores that scene in Silence of the Lambs where serial killer Buffalo Bill shows off his "woman suit" during a freaky dance scene, Q Lazzarus' familiar "Goodbye Horses" will be getting reissued on a special 12-inch single this summer through Mon Amie Records.
Due July 2 in North America and July 1 in the rest of the world, the wax slab houses Lazzarus' original synth-pop opus on the A-side and the flip features a new cover of the track recorded by Wild Beasts vocalist/guitarist Hayden Thorpe and solo artist/Brian Eno collaborator Jon Hopkins. According to a press release, this new version manages to "capture the transcendence of the original track in all its melancholy and profound glory."
The original track, written by William Garvey, was previously issued as a single in the early '90s, though it has since gone out of print. It also appeared on soundtracks for Married to the Mob and Clerks 2. While the song has since taken on a sinister association, Garvey explained that his composition is about spiritual transcendence.
"The song is about transcendence over those who see the world as only earthly and finite," he said in a statement. "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."
You can check out Q Lazzarus' "Goodbye Horses" in the two videos down below, though we warn you, the second one's a little NSFW.