The Lights
No Conditions

With funky groove-electronica record in the bag already that used the leverage of an Australian soap opera to cause a bit of fuss, The Lights are back with ‘No Conditions’.

I once had to endure a period of no conditioner, which caused brittle dryness and this sums up the intro to ‘No Conditions’ rather well. Ambient electric beeps and swirls provide a sparse platform for some sweet vocals before a slow beat kicks in to guide the sounds along.

This record, which in terms of style has to fall in the emotional pop-ballad category, is a huge contrast to the bouncy funk of The Lights’ previous single, ‘Neighbours’. It’s a bit like the time Aqua did a proper song after all the silly cartoon nonsense, surprising us all with the depth of ‘Turn Back Time’. I didn’t buy it. Honest.

Having released two records with such different directions, it’s anyone’s guess what The Lights are going to come out with next!

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Stuart 'Saur' Smith was a prolific writer for The Mag throughout the magazine's lifetime. He combined a day job of temporary office jobs in London with a nightlife of trawling the capital's music venues looking for talent. As well as writing about music, he was a session musician who featured on a number of singles in the 90s. Today, Stuart is a Chief Writer for Phonotonal.
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