Today Son Lux announce ‘Tomorrows I’, the first album in a three-volume body of work, which will unfurl over the coming year. This first volume is to be released digitally on August 14th via City Slang, with physical editions of all three volumes to be released together in 2021.
Along with the announcement, the band have shared a first glimpse with single “Plans We Made”. In the opening seconds, the track establishes the mercurial sound of Son Lux: sharp stabs cast a reverberating shudder, and string sounds lash overhead. A clock-like pulse emerges in the decay as Lott sings, “what is permanent remains, despite the plans we make.” The song’s lyrics and mood grapple with inevitability, the arc of time, and the fragility of our best intentions and relationships. As stringed instruments dive and ascend in opposition, lunging and flexing like a heavy pendulum, a beat snaps and whips back in slow-motion. The voice of guest Kadhja Bonet materialises gradually; in the end, we are left with her pulsing, wordless exhales.