Welcome to the "Daily Song Drop": theguysfrom.com's song of the day feature where our resident indie music writer and former DJ Shaun Cordingley features a song every weekday that he feels you need to hear. If you enjoy the track, please share it, so we can keep on talking about great new music!
"Lights on Lights Out" is a unique entry for the Daily Song Drop as it is a collaboration between two artists, New York duo Lick Twist, and London-based pop group Gold Spectacles, and I've got to say that this coming together has really really worked out to the benefit of both in this track.
Check the song out below:
I've actually been a fan of Gold Spectacles for a while now (I've been listening to their 2016 EP Flaws and Visions a bit lately, and had "Even" in my notes forever for the DSD, but when I noticed, and heard "Lights on Lights Out" with Lick Twist, I had to share it with you. It's such a beautiful combination of a mellow electronic aesthetic with Gold Spectacles' brand of high-concept pop. This is a track that actually feels good to listen to--the vocals especially blend together into something akin to a cup of tea on a cold day. I think the first time I heard "Lights on Lights Out", I ended up with a smile plastered across my face about halfway through that just did not go away (perhaps because this is a track that really needs to be repeated a few times--I think I'm on my fourth playthrough as we speak).
Honestly, you really do it owe it to yourself to check out both Lick Twist and Gold Spectacles if you enjoy "Lights on Lights Out"-- Lick Twist has produced some really excellent indie electronic music, including "Lost & Lonely", and the aforementioned Flaws and Visions is a great pop EP from Gold Spectacles
Y'all aren't going to believe this...but for what feels like the first time ever: both the October 2017 Apple Music Playlist and the October '17 Spotify Playlist have every track we talked about on them.
I'm going to need a few minutes to catch my breath from all the hysterical dancing I've been doing...
That also, for some reason, meant that it was a list that took a little time for me to get together, but once I got the first few songs figured out (always tricky trying to nail down how to start) everything seemed to click right into place.
You can also, as always, just listen to the Spotify list right here:
ICYMI (somehow) here are the September 2017 Apple Music Playlist August 2017 DSD Playlist July 2017 DSD Playlist, June 2017 DSD Playlist, May 2017 DSD Playlist DSD Playlist - Apr 17, DSD Playlist - Mar 17 , and there's also one kicking around for DSD Playlist - Feb 17 too!
If you're looking for me to add these lists somewhere beyond Apple Music and Spotify (or you want some of the old lists on Spotify), you're going to have to convince me (hard) by chatting with me here, or on Twitter
If you're looking for more great music, are late to the party, or just want more theguysfrom.com in your day, here are the Apple Music playlists for:
See you again next week!
The Guys From do not hold the rights to any "Daily Song Drop" songs, it is more our hope to expose our readers to new and different music that we are enjoying, or re-expose them to artists they may have forgotten about.
Above the description of the song will be the song name, followed by the artists' name linked to their website, so you can fall down the rabbit hole, finding and supporting what you dig.