MOTHLIGHT – “LAIKA”
February 23, 2017
Southern California’s Mothlight is known for soaring harmonies, visual lyricism, and heavily structured composition.
Their latest release “Laika” is no different, as it catapults into a whirlwind of vibrant melodies. The single provides an out of body experience, delivering audiences to another realm.
Named after the first animal to orbit Earth, “Laika” evolves into an experimental and curious work describing mind expansion with grandeur and purpose. With each word gifted more meaning than the one before, the group continues to communicate the subconsciousness with clarity and merit. As they vividly depict a relationship that enters foreign territory, we are quickly introduced to the unknown supported by a desire for something else.
Mothlight continues to reign, polishing their skills with prolific releases that propel them to the top of the pack.
Mothlight is a dream-pop outfit from Los Angeles. Featuring shimmering harmonies and sweeping synth and guitar lines, the 3 piece writes pop music filtered through a technicolor haze. Initially a solo bedroom project, Matt Billings released 3 EPs under the Mothlight moniker between 2008 – 2012. Longtime friend and keyboardist / synthesist, Grant Stevens, formally joined and they released the Calico LP in 2014. After a year of writing new material, the duo found and wooed the prolific drummer, Andrew Smith, into official membership, and introduced percussion pulled from an array of musical styles.