Lightning Bug Unveil New ‘Song of the Bell’

    Lightning Bug have unveiled ‘Song of the Bell’, the latest single from their forthcoming album A Color of the Sky. Check out a visual for the track below.

    “‘Song of the Bell’ is a song about hope, but it’s also about understanding that uncertainty is an inextricable part of being alive,” the band’s Audrey Kang explained in a press release. “This was the last song to be written—we’d already recorded the bulk of the record. We were in the first leg of quarantine and I felt like our days had been abruptly hollowed out. I was thinking about emptiness and reading the Tao Te Ching, this very enlightened text, ‘to be empty is to be full, twist to be straight,’ etc. So I was thinking about that concept, how one can ‘empty’ oneself to be full, and where is that line, between emptying yourself and losing yourself? I thought about how when something is empty, you sort of have two choices: you can see it for what it used to hold and no longer does (i.e. a ‘shell’), or you can look for its potential to hold new things and possibilities (i.e. a ‘vessel’).”

    ‘Song of the Bell’ follows the previously released singles ‘The Right Thing Is Hard To Do’ and ‘September Song, pt. ii’. A Color of the Sky is out June 25 via Fat Possum.

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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