The Bright Light Social Hour – Jude, Vol. 1 (album download)
The Bright Light Social Hour release a brand new album titled “Jude, Vol. 1.” Its the follow up to the release of an EP, “Missing Something,” whose title track spawned an art house-style video that has since received accolades from the Top Indie Film Awards, the Berlin Music Video Awards, and the Austin Music Video Awards.
Produced by Chris Coady (Slowdive, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Beach House) and recorded at Sunset Sound in Los Angeles, Jude Vol. I was borne out of the healing that took place after the band suffered the devastating loss of Alex O’Brien, bass player/vocalist Jackie O’Brien’s brother and the band’s manager of four years, who suffered from severe and sudden Bipolar 1 Disorder.
“It was a terrible thing, but it was also the most beautiful thing I’ve ever experienced and probably will ever experience,” Jackie says. “This was all happening as we started the record. Not all the songs are about Alex, but I think even the ones that aren’t all have a bittersweet mix of overwhelming beauty and terrible loss. The music deals with the ripples it caused in all of our lives, especially in our relationships, with an underlying theme of trying to wrap our heads around all of this.”
In late 2017, the band drove to LA and spent several months recording in Sunset Sound with producer Chris Coady. The session yielded two separate albums, each with seven tracks. The band found a way out of their grief in the years that followed Alex’s death by focusing on the music. Listening to the heartfelt, evocative songs on Jude Vol. I and Jude Vol. II may be able to do the same for those who hear them.
JUDE VOL. I Tracklist:
1. Give To Me Words
2. Lie To Me (Große Lüge)
3. She Wanna Love You
4. Darling You
5. Open Borders
6. My Boy
7. Swimming Out
Stream and download below.