Emerging electro-pop singer/songwriter Grace Lightman announce her conceptual debut album ‘Silver Eater’ alongside new single ‘Aztec Level’.
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‘Aztec Level’ on SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/grace-
Grace has been working towards her debut solo record for the past few years and her vision is finally realised in the form of ‘Silver Eater’. The album has been a collaborative effort between Grace as well as Ben Baptie [previously mixed & engineered; Moses Sumney, Young Fathers, Puma Blue, Lady Gaga] who makes his producer debut on this record and creative partner / co-writer Patrick J Pearson – between the three of them they’ve created a truly unique record that encapsulates Grace’s surreal pop driven vision and unique artistry.
The London bred musician makes sense of a tangle of competing influences- ranging from David Lynch and Laurie Anderson to classic disco and melodic big-stakes pop to craft a sound that resists lazy characterisation. One part ABBA, two parts Twin Peaks, and mediated through the character of the eponymous Silver Eater – an extraterrestrial fallen to earth, doomed to imitate and fall in love with the very humans they must remain a fugitive from. With the release of ‘Silver Eater’, Lightman has achieved something fiendishly rare, a concept album that combines narrative ambition with a sly undercurrent of dark humour.
The album’s name came to fruition after Lightman’s obsession with the sad, almost sci-fi tinged tale of Paul Karason, the American man whose skin turned permanently blue after using a silver compound to treat a skin condition, in the early 2000s.
Last month saw Grace Lightman release the single ‘Zero Impact’, the first new music from her forthcoming album, which began to set the tone for her debut record. The single was accompanied by a stunning video co-directed by Alex Lightman and creative director Edwin Burdis [Arctic Monkeys, Wild Beasts, Franz Ferdinand, Alexis Taylor].
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