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Distant Cousins - Lights On

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Distant Cousins - Lights On

This is a huge stack of energetic, instrumental elements: the horn section, the blaring drum pocket, the tambourine, the big synth drops, and a spirited lead vocal. Lights On feels like a strong logical choice for your morning wake-up song; coupled with a potent cup of coffee, it could change your life.

Distant Cousins describes this song as ‘sonic tonic for self-doubters’, and that feels pretty close to the truth. We have some lyrical energy dedicated to self-examination, and a few gems about what means what. This sparkly one-liner, for example:

Love is just a word when there’s nobody listening
— Distant Cousins

and this:

You’ve got to shatter the silence
with your beautiful noise
you know the birds will be bees
and the girls will be boys
— Distant Cousins

The secret to these lyrics is the same secret The Killers have known forever: if the groove is good, and the melody, then a mild showing for pithiness won’t move the needle. If you have soul, you don’t have to be a soldier.

Distant Cousins is a multi-layered collaboration of 3 songwriters, producers, and performers from Los Angeles. This song is featured on our Hi Energy playlist.

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Creative Commons License