Exclusive: Spotlights Simmer With Dark Romance On New Track
What Spotlights get down perfectly is the comfort of darkness. The Brooklyn-based heavy psych trio’s thick, crashing riffs, echoing drums, and far-off vocals are certainly spooky and atmospheric, suggesting a misty underworld set in a teeming metropolis. But at the same time, the band’s music gives off a sense of enjoyment, a feeling that this shadowy realm is home, a place for love and life to flourish. It’s this that has allowed the band to play with acts as diverse as Glassjaw and Pallbearer — that mixture of dreamy hope and irrepressible gloom.
The Particle Noise, the new single from the band’s upcoming new album Love & Decay, gives off this gothic dichotomy in spades. At the outset, the song’s guitars are full of jarring dissonance…but that quickly shifts with a hazy, playful influx of dual vocals and bubbling melodies that add a violet lining to the song’s reactionary edge. The result feels like an alleyway kiss in slow-motion, and will have fans of both the bleakest metal and the fuzziest shoegaze reeling along.
Describing the track, Spotlights guitarist and vocalist Mario Quintero says, “The Particle Noise — is a multi dimensional song. Mainly being a love story about the beginning of the universe. A moment so intense that it encapsulates what it means to exist. This all being a metaphor for this persons infatuation with another, so strong it tears them to pieces and reforms them over and over.”
Listen to The Particle Noise below:
Immerse yourself in the incredible cover of Love & Decay:
To witness Spotlights live, make sure you watch their performance from our showcase with Pallbearer at St. Vitus in Brooklyn:
Spotlights’ Love & Decay drops April 26th on Ipecac Recordings, and is available for preorder now.
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