Son Lux unveiled the new video for Lost It To Trying (Mouths Only Lying) taken from the recent Alternate Worlds EP, which is out now via Joyful Noise Recordings. Son Lux is set to play a series of EU tour dates later this year.
Director Imogen Murphy noted that: “…the lush musical production and beautifully layered melody merited an intense narrative. The song is full of melancholy emotion so the treatment had to go deep and dark. The film shows a couple in a disintegrating relationship, unable to move on because of the weight of mutual negativity they carry.”
The tour follows the May 27 release of the Alternate Worlds EP, which featured reimagined versions of the tracks from Lanterns. In addition to Build A Pyre (Begin Again), Alternate Worlds features a collaboration with Lorde on Easy (Switch Screens) which came to be after the New Zealand breakout star began covering the original version live.
Released to much praise late last year, Lanterns sees Son Lux (aka Ryan Lott) 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). 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 creepy minimalism (Pyre, Enough Of Our Machines), often starkly juxtaposing densely layered arrangements with Lott’s intimate voice.
Beyond releasing Alternate Worlds and worldwide touring, Son Lux released an album with Sisyphus, his collaborative project with Sufjan Stevens and rapper Serengeti, whose self-titled debut was released on March 18 via Joyful Noise/Asthmatic Kitty. Additionally, Lott is a featured songwriter, producer and performer on Troubled World off WinterSpringSummerFall, the new mixtape from Beyonce producer, BOOTS.
Son Lux also recently scored the upcoming film The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby, due out this September. Lott, equal parts producer and composer, has been delving into further collaborations as Son Lux, with more details to be unveiled in the coming months.
Son Lux tour dates:
23 – Biltmore Cabaret – Vancouver, BC
24 – Decibel Festival @ The Crocodile – Seattle, WA
29 – Soy Festival (Stereolux) – Nantes, FR
30 – Rockomotives Festival (Le Minotaure) – Vendome, FR
31 – Pitchfork Festival (Grande Halle de la Villette) – Paris, FR
1 – B Sides Festival – Lucerne, CH
2 – Beautés Soniques Festival – Namur, BE
4 – Meet Factory – Prague, CZ
5 – Pod Minoga Club – Poznan, PL
6 – Basen – Warsaw, PL
8 – Iceland Airwaves – Reykjavik, IS
22 – Le Guess Who Festival – Utrecht, NL
23 – Nochtspeicher – Hamburg, DE
24 – Schwutz – Berlin, DE
25 – Gebäude 9 – Cologne, DE
26 – Ground Zero Festival (Le Grand Mix) – Lille, FR
27 – La Cartonnerie – Reims, FR
28 – Le Consortium – Dijon, FR
29 – PULS Festival, Munich, DE
1 – Arena – Vienna, AT
2 – Miela Theatre – Trieste, IT
3 – Circolo Degli Artisti – Rome, IT
4 – Winter Plissken Festival (Gazi Music Hall) –Athens, GR
5 – Winter Plissken Festival (Block 33) – Thessaloniki, GR