Following on from last year's collaboration with Sufjan Stevens and Serengeti as s/s/s, Son Lux will release his 3rd full-length album 'Lanterns' on October 29 via Joyful Noise Recordings.
Equal parts producer and composer, Son Lux (aka Ryan Lott) bridges an unusual gap between old-world music discipline and next-level experimentation.
Meditative but heaving with energy, 'Lanterns' finds a peculiar congruency between futuristic soul and ancient sentiment. Driving orchestral pop ('Lost It To Trying', 'No Crimes') is placed alongside haunting minimalism ('Pyre', 'Enough Of Our Machines'), often starkly juxtaposing densely layered arrangements with Lott's intimate voice.
In recent past Son Lux has gained notoriety both for his s/s/s project (with Sufjan Stevens andSerengeti), and for being named NPR's "Best New Artist of the Year".
His third full-length album, and his first for Joyful Noise (Kishi Bashi, Sebadoh, etc.), positions Son Lux at the helm of an impressive ensemble of instrumentalists and singers, including Chris Thile (The Punch Brothers), Peter Silberman (The Antlers), DM Stith, Lily & Madeleine, Darren King (Mutemath), Ieva Berberian (Gem Club) and yMusic (Dirty Projectors, Bon Iver).
Son Lux celebrates the release of 'Lanterns' on November 4th, 2013 at Joe's Pub in Manhattan, NY!