Hatchie has unveiled another single from her upcoming full-length Giving the World Away, which is out April 22 via Secretly Canadian. It’s called ‘Lights On’, and it follows previous entries ‘Quicksand’, ‘This Enchanted’, and the title track. Check out a music video for it below.
Hatchie wrote ‘Lights On’ with the album’s producer, Jorge Elbrecht, during a session in LA in 2020. She explained in a press release:
It started with a drum beat inspired by Siouxsie and the Banshees’ ‘Kiss Them For Me’, which we had been chatting about the night before when we met up to discuss references for the record. The song is about a tumultuous, secret relationship that is coming to a crossroads. Feeling completely and utterly spellbound by one another, but realising it might not work out despite the fact that no one else has ever made you feel as good as they do. I feel the biggest emotional attachment to this song because it was like a lightbulb moment after feeling unsure of my writing abilities and what direction I wanted to take the album in. I avoided co-writing with anyone other than Joe (Agius) for years because I didn’t think I would thrive in that setting but the two days we worked with Jorge completely changed my mind.