Son Lux

Watch: Son Lux “Slowly” Video

Jan 09, 2018

Son Lux- -  the LA and NY-based band of Ryan Lott, Rafiq Bhatia, and Ian Chang - is set to drop their new album Brighter Wounds in February. Today they shared the video for "Slowly," its second single. It's a magnetic down-tempo soul bump and because it's Son Lux, the video is a good way. Check it out below, along with upcoming tour dates. 

From the press release: Lott says the new track likens a lie to a drug: "'Slowly' deals with the ability of untruth to evolve into reality, and then function as a drug. But can a lie be a salve? Must we always bear the burden of believing what is real?"

The video, directed by Alex Cook, follows two caretakers as they sacrificially tend to a small group of patients. Cook says, "The idea for the video was born from the track's unnerving beat and deceptive undertones. The story takes place in an alternate, dystopian time in which people transfer their negative memories to one another through a mysterious machine." 

The follow-up to 2015's exultant and explosive LP Bones, Brighter Wounds finds Son Lux transformed all over again. 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 and lost a family member 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 was born 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.



Son Lux 2018 Tour Dates:
02/12 - Milan, IT - Circolo Magnolia^
02/13 - Lausanne, CH - Les Docks^
02/14 - Zurich, CH - Mascotte^
02/15 - Lyon, FR - Epicerie Moderne^
02/16 - Nantes, FR - Stereolux^ (SOLD OUT)
02/17 - Brussels, BE - Ancienne Belgique^
02/18 - Lille, FR - L'Aeronef^
02/19 - Paris, FR - La Cigale^
02/20 - London, UK - Scala^
02/22 - Amsterdam, NL - Melkweg^
02/23 - Hamburg, DE - Gruenspan^
02/24 - Berlin, DE - Lido^ (SOLD OUT)
02/25 - Cologne, DE - Gebaude 9^
02/26 - Munich, DE - Ampere^
02/27 - Warsaw, PL - Progresja^ (SOLD OUT)
02/28 - Prague, CZ - MeetFactory^
03/01 - Vienna, AT - Arena Wien^
03/02 - Budapest, HU - Dürer Kert^
03/03 - Istanbul, TR - Salon
03/07 - Santa Ana, CA - Constellation Room*
03/08 - Los Angeles, CA - The Regent Theater*
03/09 - San Francisco, CA - The Independent*
03/12 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge*
03/13 - Seattle, WA - Neumos*
03/14 - Vancouver, BC - Fox Cabaret*
03/21 - Washington, DC - Black Cat**
03/22 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Steel**
03/23 - Philadelphia, PA - The Foundry @ The Fillmore**
03/24 - Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair**
03/26 - Montreal, QC - Theatre Fairmount**
03/28 - Toronto, ON - The Great Hall**
03/29 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall**
^ supported by Hanna Benn
* supported by Gordi, WILLS
** supported by Sinkane & Hanna Benn