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Son Lux Reveals New Video For Build A Pyre (Begin Again)

Following a sold-out show at XOYO two weeks ago and the vinyl release of his new EP Alternate Worlds last week, Son Lux has unveiled a striking video for track, Build A Pyre (Begin Again), from the record.

Speaking about the new video, director Geoff Hoskinson stated: “The main idea for the video was to visualise fire as an element of power and change. I wanted to symbolise the shared nature of human and flame: the ability for ruin and rebirth. The song lyrics were the major inspiration for the concept while the feeling and tone of the music drove the visual aesthetic.”

Alternate Worlds, the new EP from producer/composer Son Lux reimagines four songs from his recent album Lanterns and includes a collaboration with Lorde. These exquisite reinventions traverse unfamiliar terrain within remembered landscapes. Their world is both alien and familiar.

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Son Lux Reveals Video For Album Track, Pyre

Son Lux has revealed a beautiful new video for album standout track Pyre. The song is taken from his album Lanterns which received a multitude of praise when it was released earlier this year through Joyful Noise Recordings. Son Lux will embark on a European tour throughout January including two UK shows.

Directed by The Craig Brothers and featuring Son Lux and dancer Bennyroyce Royon, the video magically mirrors Ryan Lott’s explosive sound with layers of paint appearing on bare human bodies. The video is beautifully shot helping to highlight the simplicity yet intensity that this song has.

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Screen shot from Son Lux’s Pyre video

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.

In recent past Son Lux has gained notoriety both for his s/s/s project (with Sufjan Stevens and Serengeti) and for being named NPR’s Best New Artist of the Year.

His third full-length album, and his first for Joyful Noise Recordings (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).

Son Lux will tour Lanterns across Europe in January. All tour dates will feature a full band backing Ryan Lott (aka Son Lux) with drummer Ian Chang (Landlady, Matthew Dear, People Get Ready) and guitarist Rafiq Bhatia who has been classed as ‘the most promising improvisers in the United States today’ by the New York Times.

You can catch Son Lux live on the following dates in January:
14 Berlin Bi Nuu
15 Cologne Arttheatre
16 St Gallen Palace
17 Luxembourg Rotonde
18 Brussels AB Club
19 Rotterdam Rotown
21 Nijmegen Merleyn
22 Amsterdam MC Theatre
23 London The Lexington
24 Dublin Workmans Club
25 Tourcoing Le Grand Mix
26 Paris MOFO Festival
28 Ghent Voorvuit
29 Stockholm Debaser
30 Helsinki Kuudes Linja
31 Copenhagen Stengade

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