Son Lux share new single “You Don’t Know Me”

Son Lux have shared their new single "You Don't Know Me," from their forthcoming album 'Bones'

Son Lux have dropped another track from their upcoming LP, Bones, entitled ‘You Don’t Know Me’. The track features vocals from Moses Sumney & Hanna Benn, Son Lux’s fourth album, Bones, will be available June 22nd on Glassnote Records.

Guitarist Rafiq Bhatia talks about the song:

Created in the midst of multiple ongoing struggles for civil rights both in the U.S. and around the world, ‘You Don’t Know Me’ calls out the appropriators of dogma. It’s an open letter to anyone who misuses political and religious philosophies to subjugate and oppress their sisters and brothers.

This track is also a great illustration of the ephemeral collaborative process that birthed this LP. Ryan had bronchitis when he recorded the vocals, which were originally meant to be a placeholder take, but we had to keep them because their rawness serves the song. The drums uncannily mimic Ian’s playing, but were programmed by Ryan. The bassline that anchors the outro came from a single take of me improvising on octave-dropped guitar. We had Moses Sumney stack a million layers of vocals mimicking a part created on a japanese flute synth patch. Hanna Benn arranged and sang the outro choir parts after a phone call touching on Bach chorales and Mariah Carey. And, once we heard the new D’Angelo record, we realized that the track wouldn’t be complete without electric bass from Jack Hill”.

Founded by producer-composer Ryan Lott in 2007. Son Lux, With the recent additions to the band of guitarist-composer Rafiq Bhatia and drummer Ian Chang, Son Lux is now a trio both live and on record. Bones is the first album documenting this new formation, and it has contributions from all three members. collaborators include: Lorde, Beyoncé producer Boots, Sufjan Stevens, Matthew Dear, Busdriver, Vijay Iyer, Nico Muhly and Pulitzer Prize winner Caroline Shaw.

Son Lux 2015 Tour Dates:

6/09 – New York – Bowery Ballroom*
6/14 – Columbus, OH – Wexner Art Center Festival; Lifestyle Communities Pavilion
6/16 – Montreal, ON – Theatre Fairmont
6/17 – Toronto, ON – NXNE Music Festival; Danforth Music Hall
6/18 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
6/19 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry
6/20 – Winnipeg, MB – Winnipeg Jazz Festival; Union Sound Hall
6/21 – Saskatoon, SK – MoSo2015 Music Festival; Amigos Cantina
6/23 – Edmonton, AB – The Brixx
6/24 – Calgary, AB – Sled Island Music Festival; Central United Church
6/26 – Vancouver, BC – Vancouver Jazz Festival; Fortune Sound Club*
6/27 – Seattle, WA – The Crocodile*
6/28 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge*
6/30 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent*
7/09 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre*
7/10 – San Diego, CA – The Casbah*
7/11 – Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom^
7/13 – Dallas, TX – Club Dada^
7/14 – Austin, TX – Stubbs Jr^
7/15 – Houston, TX – Fitzgeralds (Downstairs)^
7/17 – St. Louis, MO – Luminary Center for the Arts^
7/18 – Louisville, KY – Forecastle Music Festival^
7/20 – Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall^
7/21 – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brendas^
7/22 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall^
8/08 – London UK, Visions Festival @ Oval Space
8/07 – 8/09 Katowice PL, OFF Festival
8/20 – 8/23 Charleville Mezieres FR, Cabaret Vert Festival
8/21 – 8/23 Hamburg DE, Dockville Festival
8/20 – 8/22 Hasselt BE, Pukkelpop
8/20 – 8/23 Brecon Beacons UK, Green Man Festival
8/20 – 8/30 Groningen NL, Noorderzon Festival
8/28 – 8/30 Paris FR, Rock en Seine Festival
9/04 – Copenhagen, Denmark Tivoli Offspring Festival
9/04 – 9/06 Vlieland, NL Into The Great Wide Open Festival
10/19 – Brussels @ AB
10/21 – London @ Village Underground
10/26 – Amsterdam @ Bitterzoet
10/28 – Berlin @ Bi Nuu
* w/ Olga Bell
^ w/ Landlady

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