American experimental band Son Lux widely known for their popular song "Easy" is coming to Lithuania with the one and only concert in the Baltics. The geographically and culturally diverse band consisting of Rafiq Bhatia, Ian Chang, and Ryan Lott will bring their new music to Kablys in Vilnius on March 4, 2023. Tickets here.
Their latest release "Tomorrows", a long-format album released in three volumes over the course of the past year, is ambitious in scope and intent. On "Tomorrows", Ryan Lott, Rafiq Bhatia, and Ian Chang train their sights on volatile principles: imbalance, disruption, collision, redefinition.
At the beginning of 2022 Son Lux released a video for the song "Plans We Made" taken from "Tomorrows I".
“We’re peeling things apart and putting them back together throughout this record,” explains Lott. “Emotionally, relationally, and musically.”
Though Son Lux embraces musical exploration as a foundational practice, the band has never before experimented with format. "Tomorrows" does away with the restrictions of the traditional album, marking a notable departure in feeling from past releases. Whereas prior Son Lux albums have been packed to the brim with ideas, the three-volume format of "Tomorrows" affords the music space to breathe and develop. Each release sees songs spun together with liminal instrumental spaces, resulting in a more natural flow while letting sound lead in conveying the complexity and tension of the story.
“The sound of Son Lux is discovered through a very intentional and deliberate process of experimentation where the end result is often entirely unknown,” says Lott. “We're constantly exploring and trying out different options. We can’t anticipate what the music will become.”
This year the band composed the musical score for the American science fiction black comedy action film "Everything Everywhere All At Once". The 49-track soundtrack includes collaborations with Mitski, David Byrne, a flute-playing André 3000, Randy Newman, Moses Sumney, and yMusic, plus others.