After a chaotic couple of weeks (months), the newly released Son Lux track truly feels like a much needed breath of fresh air. “Prophecy,” in tow with first single “Live Another Life” released earlier this year, is imbued not only with etherality within its minimal, yet evocative instrumentals and Ryan Lott’s signature falsetto, but also a sense of quiet resilience within the narrative itself, marking yet another unpredictable, yet stunning separation from their past work. Piercing through the expanse of sultry synth like a light arrow, Lott speaks to himself and the listener in patient, honeyed breath: “tell yourself that you / need to bleed but you / don’t deserve this,” that “you are not less / you don’t deserve less.” Later, with help from vocalist Nina Moffitt, Lott delicately repeats “don’t stand in your own way” as the instrumentals beautifully warp and waver around them, insisting on the ultimate futility of self-sabotage. Equal parts uplifting and seductive, “Prophecy” is ultimately a love letter to one’s own interiority, one’s own glorious potential.
Tomorrows II, the second of Son Lux’s intended trilogy, is out December 4.
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