Today, Lights That Change presents their new single ‘Starlight’. This ethereal indie pop trio hails from North Wales and is headed by producer Marc Joy, known for his work with Mike Peters of The Alarm, Strata Florida, Golden Fable, Roland Boland (son of Mark Boland) and mastering for various Creation Records releases, including Oasis, Primal Scream and Bernard Butler.
‘Starlight’ features drum programming by Malcolm Holmes of Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark and is mastered by Canadian-Ukrainian team Ummagma, and is accompanied by a music video.
They released their debut EP ‘Rainbow On Your Shoulder’ in 2013, followed by ‘Whispers in February’. Their single ‘Voices’ came out in May of this year on Raphalite Records.
Over the past year, Lights That Change have undergone a reformation, with Mandy Clare on vocals, John Bryan on bass and Marc Joy on guitars. They plan to release their debut album ‘Byzantium’ in early 2016 via UK-Canadian label Raphalite Records. Like their first single ‘Voices’, the LP will feature guest vocals by Rebecca Palin (Golden Fable) and drums by Malcolm Holmes (Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark).
Like the previous single, ‘Starlight’ is chalked full of ethereal wave melodies, but with an optimistic lilt and overarching sound. Vocalist Mandy Clare delivers mesmerizing vocals amidst a flurry of encapulating pop guitar patterns with a highly positive energy and calming effect.
“I put the lyrics and melody to Marc’s instrumental track after a late night out in a salsa club. It is mostly about the role that being led by a good dance Lead (even a stranger) can play in filling a void and in healing. It also has something to say about hesitation and whether to follow a strong intuitive ‘pull’ that runs against the grain,” explains vocalist Mandy Clare. ” I love the song. There is something sad but also a comforting rhythmic lull about it.”
The video, created by Jason Sheppard, features Clare in pure white, dancing in dark forested surroundings. She is equally visually captivating here as well.
“I know we’ve had a few releases now so we wanted to take the opportunity to set our image with this release and be more involved with the imagery with the music, and a chance for Mandy to express her other interests,” says Marc Joy.
‘Starlight’ will be released on October 30th. Lights That Change will be playing this year’s SpaceFest in Gdansk, Poland during the first week of December.