How did I miss these songs? Back in November, British singer/songwriter Rod Thomas (aka Bright Light Bright Light) released the five track ‘In Your Care’ EP. The songs continue the journey from his incredible debut album ‘Make Me Believe in Hope,’ as he writes incredibly elevated and complex lyrics over lush synth pop and 90s dance beats. “In Your Care” is a personal song about finding his own way away from his loved ones in a new city in a style similar to Frankmusik or early New Order. “An Open Heart” urges a shy, scared or possibly closeted person to break away from their fears to allow love in their life, produced in the style of Electronic and ‘Behaviour’-era Pet Shop Boys. These two songs paired with the somber “Movement in the Dark” and the infectiously poppy “Same Dream” make the EP an essential purchase for anyone who adores synth pop or Disclosure’s debut album.
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SONG OF THE DAY: Bright Light Bright Light – In Your Care and An Open Heart