Band of Horses are back with another new single, “Lights.”
“Lights” comes from their forthcoming album, Things Are Great, out March 4th via BMG. The cinematic track is all about a night out with a friend that turns into a mystery.
“I was with my family at an indoor water park hotel,” Band of Horses’ Ben Bridwell explains. “On my last day there, I was walking down the hall and this guy was like, ‘Ben?’ It happened to be this dude that was producing the film that I was writing the score for. We met up in the family-friendly hotel bar which gets closed down by us at 10:00, at which point we then ended up in the parking lot. We get a little loose – nothing too crazy, but we ended up dodging security guards. Our story then goes on to when I’m back home and someone had broken into my house. With the cops that ended up being around, there were more people turning the lights on us, one way or another. At the parking lot of the hotel, it was the lights going on and off with these cops. I’m drawing metaphors here and there from these two stories. Also, things were going poorly for me at that time and that kind of peppers the entire track.”
Listen to “Lights” below.
“More metaphorically,” Bridwell continues, “the song was meant to be a bit uplifting and I’m wishing for a better existence in a way. I’m getting over the things that had been going wrong in my life.”
Check out the tracklist for Things That Are Great below or pre-order it here.
Things That Are Great Tracklist:
01 – “Warning Signs”
02 – “Crutch”
03 – “Tragedy of the Commons”
04 – “In The Hard Times”
05 – “In Need of Repair”
06 – “Aftermath”
07 – “Lights”
08 – “Ice Night We’re Having”
09 – “You Are Nice To Me”
10 – “Coalinga”