Alt-pop phenomenon Lights has unveiled the video for “Skydiving”, a new song from her upcoming album Skin&Earth. The song follows her recently released single “Giants”, and corresponds directly with Issue 1 of the album’s companion comic book series – Skin&Earth #1 – which is on sale now via Dynamite Entertainment. Just like the video for “Giants”, “Skydiving” brings to life the dystopian world featured in the comic book series, yet the “Skydiving” video goes a step further, interposed with behind-the-scenes glimpses into Lights’ creative process as she illustrates, colours and writes each comic book panel. Lights will be supporting the comic’s release at Comic-Con International 2017 in San Diego next week, as well as appearing at Monday’s Alternative Press Music Awards. Stream or Download “Skydiving” here.
In creating the immersive world of Skin&Earth, Lights actively worked on both the album and comic series concurrently – letting the music inspire the comic and vice versa. She explains, “I feel my whole life has lead up to a project like this. It’s a complete convergence of everything I love – music, comics, post-apocalyptic romance, crystals, wine and powerful ladies, all perfectly entwined. It’ll be by far my most care-free and fierce album yet. I think now, more than ever, people need a reason to listen to a whole record, and this is mine.”
Skin&Earth will be the fourth studio album from Lights, whose 2015 release Little Machines won the singer and songwriter her second JUNO Award, for Best Pop Album of the Year. Little Machines featured the Platinum-selling hit “Up We Go” and earned accolades from TIME, Idolator, Refinery29, Alternative Press, Noisey, NYLON, and more. Lights has sold out headline tours across North America and Europe and has played numerous festivals including Coachella, Reading & Leeds, plus toured with OneRepublic, Tegan & Sara, Paramore, Kaskade, and many others.
Lights will be on the road this fall as main support on tour with PVRIS. Check her website for tickets and a full list of dates.