I didn’t see this one storming my inbox today. But alas, here we are. the crazy good folks at Handsome Dad recordings signed the lovely Grace Lightman and proceeds to enlighten the interwebs once again with a totally new and one off single titled “Fangs” (bundled with “Halloween Is Over” as a B-side).
Pre-order 'Fangs' single from Handsome Dad Records.
Released 28/7/17 as a Limited 7" vinyl
B. Halloween is over
We go back a little while with Grace Lightman, as we first met her here in Paris after her only parisian date so far (it was in Les Bains-Douches in the heart of Paris). Grace Lightman and Patrick James Pearson, the producer and her longtime collaborator, kindly invited me to celebrate their successful sold-out show with the band at a random bistrot a stone’s throw from the venue before they headed back to London after the show. Long chat with the team and a few glasses later it felt like I had accidently landed there. Unphased by the surrounding Parisian traffic whizzing by. We talked a lot about her music, the current london scene and how she got herself where she is, how the Formation twins are ultimate Metallica fans and casually sliding a few French swear words in the conversation to the delight of everyone in attendance, all of that in my approximative english with a slight french/welsh accent getting worse by the minute as I drank even more.
We had previously covered Grace Lightman on sodwee.com as we knew she would totally deliver in the future. And today being the future. “Fangs doesn’t disappoint a bit. It’s sad, it’s about the meaning of being an adult, in a human relationship. Her voice being the beacon of light here as always. Makes me think of some sort of Rita Hayworth of our modern times through the use of her otherworldly alter ego, the Silver Eater. Listen and buy her single over at Handsome Dad, also noting that it was produced by rising star in the game Ben Baptie who worked with the likes of SBTRKT, Låpsley and Lady Gaga to name a few.