Son Lux haved joined the City Slang fold for their new album, Brighter Wounds, confirmed for February 9th release. 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 – details below.
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.
Listen to “Dream State” below. The track is accompanied with a lyric video by Son Lux’s now long-time collaborators, The Made Shop.
Brighter Wounds artwork & tracklist:
A1. Forty Screams
A2. Dream State (Lyric Video)
A5. The Fool You Need
B6. All Directions
Son Lux live dates:
Feb 12 – Milan, IT @ Magnolia
Feb 13 – Lausanne, CH @ Les Docks
Feb 14 – Zurich, CH @ Mascotte
Feb 15 – Lyon, FR @ Epicerie Moderne
Feb 16 – Nantes, FR @ Stereolux
Feb 17 – Brussels, BE @ AB
Feb 18 – Lille, FR @ Aeronef
Feb 19 – Paris, FR @ La Cigale
Feb 20 – London, UK @ Scala
Feb 22 – Amsterdam, NL @ Melkweg
Feb 23 – Hamburg, DE @ Gruenspan
Feb 24 – Berlin, DE @ Lido
Feb 25 – Cologne, DE @ G9
Feb 26 – Munich, DE @ Ampere
Feb 27 – Warsaw, PL @ Niebo
Feb 28 – Prague, CZ @ MeetFactory
Mar 01 – Vienna, AT @ Arena
Mar 02 – Budapest, HU @ Dürer Kert
Mar 03 – Istanbul, TR @ Salon