Son Lux is the grand genre-less dream of Los Angeles composer Ryan Lott brought to roiling, vivid life with the help of two New Yorkers, guitarist Rafiq Bhatia and drummer Ian Chang. Each is a writer, producer, and performer with omnivorous taste and a penchant for wild improvisation. Son Lux are a band whose mix of electronic pop, unusual soul, and outright experimentalism feels more inviting than ever on the project’s fifth album, Brighter Wounds. Son Lux’s music draws on the warm reflections of a fading past, pain wrenched from a still-present loss, and a mix of anxiety and hope for a future that is promised to no one. In recent years, their list of collaborators has grown to include Woodkid, Moses Sumney and members of the Antlers. Lott’s extracurriculars have included starting a rap-pop-folk band with Sufjan Stevens and Serengeti called Sisyphus, and scoring films like The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby and Paper Towns. Son Lux offer a soundscape like nobody else; inspiring, challenging and enthralling audiences the world over.
Body&Soul 2018 lineup
Fever Ray / Chronixx / Jon Hopkins (Live) / Baxter Dury / James Holden & The Animal Spirits / Shamir / Son Lux / Susanne Sundfør / Tank and The Bangas / Shame / Reykjavíkurdætur / Saint Sister / Lankum / Daithí / Gus Dapperton / Smerz / David Keenan / ROE / Bearcubs / Gundelach / Paddy Hanna / Slow Place Like Home / Kendy Gable / & More to Come