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:
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.