The Bright Light Social Hour have been through one of the most traumatic experiences anyone can go through.
The band's dearly loved manager took his own life in 2015, severing one of their closest relationships in the process.
Stunned and grief-stricken, the group opted to continue, travelling to Los Angeles to work in Sunset Sound.
Material flowed from them, the heavy emotions kept inside suddenly finding potent realisation in their songwriting.
Chris Coady oversaw the sessions at the historic studio, and those emphatic sessions resulted in some of the most gripping, fascinating work The Bright Light Social Hour have ever produced.
Split across two LPs, the second of these - ‘Jude Vol.II’ - lands on August 28th, and you can pre-order it HERE.
“Being in such an iconic space really made us rise to the occasion,” Jackie from the band notes. “It felt like we had to make something that might be smiled upon by all the spirits of the amazing artists like Prince and The Doors who have recorded there over the years. It was the smoothest recording process I think we’ve ever had...”
Taken from the incoming LP, 'Ouroboros '20' is a driving, surging, propulsive slice of psych-pop, it's rhythmic dexterity amplifying the potent songwriting.
A head-long rush into the future, the dappled shoegaze textures have a blissful feel, with The Bright Light Social Hour moving from trauma to re-embrace life.
Tune in now.
Photo Credit: Jaycee Grover
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