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.
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.
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.