Son Lux (UK)

The master of baroque pop and large song gestures. Son Lux writes his pieces like epic dramas which he fills with unbelievable emotions and intimacy.

 

Initially, Son Lux was established as a solo venture of the Denver based musician Ryan Lott who mixed electronic beats with post-rock or art-rock progressions. The press described the early records such as At War With Walls & Mazes and We Are Rising as a cross between Radiohead and Burial; by then, he already lived in New York and made a living writing music for ads. A greater breakthrough, however, came in 2014 with the record Lanterns featuring the hit song Easy. On the follow-up record Bones, Lott was joined by drummer Ian Chang and guitarist Rafiq Bhatia and since, Son Lux operate as a three-piece. During the recent “pandemic” years, they recorded a calmed-down trilogy Tomorrows, which was joined by a remix album last year. Son Lux worked on the project Sisyphus which also featured Sufjan Stevens. His songs can be found in the films Looper or Paper Towns and he also wrote music for The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby.