Viscerally melodic, “Yard Two Stone” has settled. Delving progressively deeper into the track list for Brightest Lights, Lane 8 bestows the LP’s fifth single upon streamers, and as those who have followed the album’s incremental development to date will note, it tonally deviates from its predecessors.
The synth rich progressive character of earlier previews, “The Gift,” “Don’t Let Me Go,” “Sunday Song,” and “Brightest Lights” takes on a weight in “Yard Two Stone.” It’s a more pensive, brooding offering than any Brightest Lights inclusion shared to date, “Yard Two Stone,” ideal for a day when droplets of rainwater cluster on the windows.
The thrill of “Yard Two Stone,” however, lies in the climax of its chords; they mount slowly, eventually exploding in a crisp, satiating rush of sound.
Canada’s perpetual deep/progressive house partisan, Lane 8 continues to shine fragments from Brightest Lights, his impending album to arrive January 10, 2020. The fourth of these, full of gusto, arrives as “The Gift.”
Known for his delicate chord progressions and lightweight dance beats, Lane 8’s recent catalog has been packing a progressive punch. Indeed, the road to Brightest Lights has been paved with driving energy alongside his cornerstone immaculate melodies. “The Gift” takes on an otherworldly quality in its momentous crescendoes and fervent arpeggiated synth lines.
While “Sunday Song” and Brightest Lights‘ title track—abetted by the This Never Happened boss’ serial counterpart, POLIÇA—sing Lane 8’s typically deep, light-footed stylings, “Don’t Let Me Go” follows “The Gift’s” earnest, almost Prydz-like earmark.
Lane 8 is planning to trek the course of North America this winter, then Europe this spring, for his upcoming album tour. More information is available here.
As the autumn days begin to morph into the serene landscapes of winter months, Lane 8 has prepared his newest offering in the form of “Don’t Let Me Go.” On the new single, he links with British trio Arctic Lake. Arctic Lake member Emma Foster lends her graceful vocals to the peaceful sonic atmosphere Lane 8 has carefully crafted. Her voice serves as a perfect complement to Lane 8’s tranquil instrumentation, leading listeners calmly through snow-covered valleys.
The new single arrives less than a month after the artist’s dynamic Halloween mixtape, which provided more than two hours of spooky goodness just in time for October’s final day.
“Don’t Let Me Go” is the third single from Lane 8’s forthcoming album, Brightest Lights, out via This Never Happened on Jan. 10, 2020. Pre-order the vinyl and CD on his website.
Just a few days shy of the spookiest day of the year, Lane 8 has blessed the music world with a two-hour-and-19-minute Halloween mixtape, packed full of eerie goodies. While he didn’t reveal a track list for the lengthy offering, fans can rest assured that this new compilation will satisfy their sonic palates with its supernatural sounds of the season.
It’s most important day of the week: New Music Friday. With the overwhelming amount of tunes hitting the airwaves today, Dancing Astronaut has you covered with the latest edition of The Hot 25.
Dillon Francis pumps his fans up this NMF with a remix of Saweetie’s “My Type,” and Mat Zo reveals his long-anticipated “Emotion Sickness.” Lane 8 showcases another brilliant single in “Sunday Song,” and Lost Kings, Sevyn Streeter and Luh Kel get the party started with “LA & The Parties.” Matt Lange and Kerry Leva reveal their blissful collaboration, “Every Word,” and Vincent and Naderi waste no time on their new powerful single, “Wasted Time.” Spooky dubstep returns for October in Figure and Dubscribe’s “The Phantom of the Opera,” and Chris Lorenzo tries his hand at drum ‘n’ bass production in “Take Me as I Am.” MitiS and RUNN craft a gorgeous soundscape on “Shattered,” and Chrome Sparks remixes Whethan and The Knocks’ “Summer Luv.” Dash Berlin shines on a new remix of Myon and ICON’s “Cold Summer,” and Morgan Page, Matt Fax, and Lissie take “The Longest Road To The Ground.” TroyBoi gets intense on his new single, “The Truth,” and Armin van Buuren and Cimo Frankel offer a dreamy trance collaboration, “All Comes Down.”
As each week brings a succession of new music from some of electronic music’s biggest artists, here’s a selection of tracks that shouldn’t be missed this NMF.
The grace of a gradual sonic build has never been lost on Lane 8, as “Sunday Song” ethereally elucidates. The second single from the This Never Happened label head’s incoming LP, Brightest Lights, “Sunday Song” starts with a vocal chop weaved among an ambient collection of chords. The effortless harmony of these elements sharpens in its focus as they slowly rise in synchronicity, giving lift to the splendorous number.
Synths arch in a limber manner, maintaining a metallically toned presence in the fluid body of the production. The sequel to the POLIÇA-assisted title track that Lane 8 shared on September 24, “Sunday Song” ebbs and flows for a serene four and a half minutes.
As sure as Brightest Lights looms on the horizon, slices of the LP’s sound will follow in the titular fashion of Lane 8’s debut album: little by little. Brightest Lights will arrive via This Never Happened on January 10, 2020.
Each week, New Music Friday sweeps through with torrential force, showering streaming platforms with immeasurable amounts of new tunes. Just like Dancing Astronaut rounds up 25 of the biggest songs of the week for the Hot 25 Spotify playlist each New Music Friday, Lunar Lunes serves as a landing pad for SoundCloud users who want a whole new dose of tunes to kick off the work week.
With her vaporous alto vocals, POLIÇA blows a breathy vocal lifeblood into Lane 8‘s latest one-track endeavor, “Brightest Lights.” Avid Lane 8 listeners are acquainted with the delicate fluidity of POLIÇA’s voice, with the singer having lent her vocal talents to 2017’s “No Captain,” a single that drove Lane 8’s prevalence in masterful melodic dance circles that year.
As with “No Captain,” POLIÇA’s contribution strikes a temperate balance with the subtle, minimalist beauty of the record’s arrangement. “Brightest Lights” is mellow and clean in its tone; it pours forth at the viscous, unencumbered pace classic of a Lane 8 production as it simultaneously beckons towards an indie-electronic aural approach. With “Brightest Lights,” Lane 8 offers streamers two listening options: the near seven-minute original and a comparatively abridged edit.
“Brightest Lights” is the eponymous first offering from Lane 8’s next album, slated to release via This Never Happened on January 10, 2020. The project is flanked by an international, tour of the same name, which will kick off in Boston January 31. Tickets will go on sale on September 27 at 10 am local time, and can be purchased here.
The enduring Lane 8 has nonchalantly as always dropped off this year’s fall arm of his seasonal mixtape series this afternoon. The California native is ahead of the game as per usual, setting September’s tonal score just before the leaves begin to change colors.
Over its three-hour playtime, the tour de force allows the seminal progressive house producer the chance to highlight unreleased material of his own, such as a potential Bon Iver remix to kick things off, as well as a litany of burgeoning talent from his label, This Never Happened.
What’s great about the chunkier length of these seasonal mixes though, is that it let fans hear Lane 8 in his soulful, melodic zone, as he spins weather-appropriate licks like Aiiso’s “Programmer” or Martin Roth‘s “Sugarbites,” while also giving them the chance to experience more eclectic sounds, like Solomun‘s remix of Jon Hopkin‘s “Emerald Rush” and Polo & Pan’s lucid and worldly “Gengis,” both of which fall towards the grittier, brisker (if you will) outer edges of Lane 8’s sonic spectrum.