After a week long countdown via her socials, Canadian electro-pop pixie Lights has announced one of her biggest projects yet. The singer/songwriter will be releasing the follow-up to her 2014 full-length effort ‘Little Machines’ with an accompanying comic book series.
The album and comic book series, ‘Skin & Earth’, are both written and illustrated in full by Lights herself. The digital intro issue will be released in May (date TBC), with the first print issue, ‘Skin & Earth #1’, going on sale from July 12th 2017 via Dynamite Entertainment.
The monthly comic book series will come with new music accompanying each issue, eventually leading into the Autumn 2017 release of ‘Skin & Earth’, Lights‘ fourth studio album.
The comic book series follows a young woman, En – a reflection of Lights herself – in a post-apocalyptic world as she struggles to find hope in a hopeless world. Caught between romance and cults, gods and mortals, En is led down a dark path by new friends/lovers into a twisted fantasy world, forcing her to dig within and find the strength to overcome.
Speaking of ‘Skin & Earth’ further, Lights comments, “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.”
You can check out a short teaser video to accompany the project below:
More details surrounding the release of ‘Skin & Earth’, both the album and the comic book series, will be confirmed as it develops.
In the meantime, you can head to Lights‘ official website (here) for pre-orders and further information.