Son Lux “Lanterns”, image: joyfulnoiserecordings com

With his new album Lanterns set for release on October 29th through Joyful Noise Recordings, SON LUX shares a hip hop reworking of recent single ‘Easy’ featuring LA rapper & producer Busdriver.

Showing the diversity and eclecticism of Son Lux’s work, this dark, futuristic soul track lends itself with striking brilliance to what might sound an incompatible collaboration. Busdriver has created not just a remix, but an entirely different vision of this captivating song. Equal parts producer and composer, Son Lux (aka Ryan Lott) bridges an unusual gap between old-world music discipline and next-level experimentation.

Meditative but heaving with energy, Lanterns finds a peculiar congruency between futuristic soul and ancient sentiment. Driving orchestral pop (‘Lost It To Trying’, ‘No Crimes’) is placed alongside haunting minimalism (‘Pyre’, ‘Enough Of Our Machines’), often starkly juxtaposing densely layered arrangements with Lott’s intimate voice.

Son Lux ‘Easy’ image: c/o Stereo Sanctity

In recent past, Son Lux has gained notoriety both for his s/s/s project (with Sufjan Stevens andSerengeti), and for being named NPR’s “Best New Artist of the Year”. His third full-length album, and his first for Joyful Noise (Kishi Bashi, Sebadoh, etc.), positions Son Lux at the helm of an impressive ensemble of instrumentalists and singers, including Chris Thile (The Punch Brothers), Peter Silberman (The Antlers), DM Stith, Lily & Madeleine, Darren King (Mutemath), Ieva Berberian (Gem Club) and yMusic (Dirty Projectors, Bon Iver).

In addition to CD & Digital, Joyful Noise will release two separate versions of limited edition vinyl:

– Deluxe VIP Edition: 500 copies on black & clear “colour in colour” vinyl. Each copy is hand-numbered, and personally thumb-printed in silver paint by Son Lux himself.
– Split-Color Edition: 1200 copies on black & clear “split colour” vinyl.

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Son Lux ‘Easy’, image:

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