Son Lux join the City Slang fold for their new album, ‘Brighter Wounds’, confirmed for February 9threlease. The announcement comes with a first track from the album and accompanying
lyric video, "Dream State"as well as news of a February European tour.
‘Brighter Wounds’ finds Son Lux transformed all over again. Last time around, on 2015's exultant and explosive ‘Bones’, Ryan Lott's genre-defying solo project became a bonafide band, igniting his volatile mix of electronic pop, unusual soul and outright experimentalism. This fifth album marks another fundamental shift as Lott leaves universal themes behind to write from a personal perspective. While making these songs, he became a father to a baby boy and lost a best friend to cancer. Days of "firsts" were also days of "lasts," and the normal fears of first-time parenthood were compounded by a frightening new reality—Lott's son arrived shortly after Election Day. These songs draw on all of that: warm reflections of a fading past, the pain of still-present loss, and a mix of anxiety and hope for a future promised to none. Fittingly, guitarist Rafiq Bhatia and drummer Ian Chang help deliver Son Lux's most dynamic, inviting album yet.
The anthemic roar of first cut "Dream State” provides instant uplift. A triumphant shout blasts through a cloud of synths, plus woodwinds and brass from the yMusic crew (who appear throughout 'Brighter Wounds'), amidst the song's ideal vision of youth—"Invincible skin, it's how we all begin". The track is accompanied with a lyric video by Son Lux's now long-time collaborators, The Made Shop.
If Son Lux’s previous album ‘Bones’ provided a skeleton, then ‘Brighter Wounds’ has imbued it with blood and breath. It will be available on February 9th via City Slang and is available to pre-order here:
Son Lux have also announced a date for London’s Scala - tickets available below