The last time Grace Lightman appeared on these pages, we had the privilege of premiering the ‘Repair Repair’ video. It was a track that managed to capture our attention from the first listen.
‘Fangs’ is Lightman’s first release since then, and it’s bloody brilliant. I’m very excited to hear more. As stated in the press release, the track is a sweetly sinister return from the Londoner, representing an ambitiously catchy, melodically fuller departure from Lightman’s previously pared back songwriting.
The track is available tomorrow and has been produced by rising engineer Ben Baptie (SBTRKT, Låpsley, Lady Gaga). ‘Fangs’ will also be paired with another entirely new track ‘Halloween is over’ as a digital and limited 7″ vinyl release on the bloody brilliant Handsome Dad Records on July 28th.
more info can be found below the song
Grace Lightman started out fronting London psychedelic band The Hypnotic Eye before embarking on her solo career in 2015 following a chance meeting with producer and collaborator Patrick James Pearson. The pair bonded over a mutual admiration for ‘60s sci-fi, Twin Peaks and sad songs, with Grace shaping her sensual and timeless vocal around honest, unflinching melodies, hypnotic synth swells and sparing beats recalling Nico and Francois Hardy.
BBC 6 Music tastemaker Lauren Laverne moved quickly to declare her debut outing ‘Vapour Trails’ both a Headphones Moment and an MPFree on her show, with mainstream and blog media support flooding in soon after.
Set in a world where she questions what it means to be human – through the use of her otherworldly alter ego, the Silver Eater – Lightman explores the bittersweet powerlessness felt towards another person on ‘Fangs’ and ‘Halloween is over’. Essentially, laying what it means to be in an adult human relationship bare for all.