LIGHTS ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM AND REVEALS VIDEO FOR TRACK SAVAGE
SECOND ISSUE OF COMIC BOOK SERIES SKIN&EARTH – WRITTEN & ILLUSTRATED BY LIGHTS – OUT NOW
Alt-pop artist Lights, has just announced that her forthcoming album Skin&Earth is to be released on 22nd September, via Warner Bros. Records. The album is available now for pre-order, and includes the anthemic lead single Giants, plus the sensual Skydiving, as well as today’s empowering new release Savage (which features Twenty One Pilots’ Josh Dun on drums) as instant grats.
The Skin&Earth project is both an album and comic book series, entirely written and illustrated in full by Lights, with each monthly comic book chapter corresponding directly to songs on the album. The digital intro issue was released in May, and the first print issue of Skin&Earth – went on sale in July via Dynamite Entertainment. Today’s instant grat offering Savage corresponds directly with Issue 2 of the album’s companion comic book series, on sale now. You can watch the video for Savage HERE.
The accompanying videos for Giants and Skydiving also offer unique visual windows into the Skin&Earth comic book series- the Giants video sees Lights’ fictional character En, brought to life, and can be viewed HERE. The Skydiving video, which gives a cinematic look at how Lights wrote and illustrated the series, can be viewed HERE
In creating the immersive world of Skin&Earth, Lights actively worked on both the album and comic series concurrently – letting the music inspire the comic and vice versa. She explains, "I feel my whole life has lead up to a project like this. It’s a complete convergence of everything I love - music, comics, post-apocalyptic romance, crystals, wine and powerful ladies, all perfectly entwined. It’ll be by far my most care-free and fierce album yet. I think now, more than ever, people need a reason to listen to a whole record, and this is mine.”
Skin&Earth follows up Lights’ 2015 release, Little Machines which won the singer-songwriter her second JUNO Award, for Best Pop Album of the Year.
August 11, 2017 6:30pm by Pressparty