is returning to Prague with the new album Brighter Wounds
to perform on February 28th 2018 in MeetFactory
. Tickets (440 czk) go on sale on Friday, October 13th, at 10 am via fource.cz
, GoOut.cz and Ticketpro.
is the grand genre-less dream of Los Angeles composer Ryan Lott
brought to roiling, vivid life with the help of two New Yorkers, guitarist Rafiq Bhatia
and drummer Ian Chang
. Each is a writer, producer, and performer with omnivorous taste and a penchant for wild improvisation—a band whose mix of electronic pop, unusual soul, and outright experimentalism feels more inviting than ever on the project's fifth album, Brighter Wounds
. The songs therein leave behind Son Lux's typically universal themes for deeply personal fare. While making Brighter Wounds,
Lott became a father to a baby boy and lost a best friend to cancer.
Launched in 2008 with At War with Walls & Mazes
, Son Lux
was initially a solo affair, the result of a classically trained mind straining against the constraints of the medium, turning piles of self-sourced note snippets into pulsing digital orchestras. The project's list of collaborators now includes Lorde
, Moses Sumney
, members of the Antlers
, My Brightest Diamond
, Olga Bell
. Lott's extracurriculars have included starting a rap-pop-folk band with Sufjan Stevens
, and scoring films like The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby
and Paper Towns
. Bhatia and Chang, accomplished soloists and collaborators in their own right, were first brought on as touring musicians but soon found a home in Son Lux, cowriting 2015's Bones
with Lott while on the road. Brighter Wounds
initially took shape remotely—the distance allowing Lott to sift through life-altering events—and was finalized together.