Tap Tempo 003 - Bright Lights

Good morning everyone,

First off, thanks to everyone who checked out the launch of my podcast, Tap Tempo, last week.  The feedback I've received has been really encouraging and this truly feels like a good thing.  So thank you for that.  This week I have Heather Bright (p/k/a Bright Lights) on the show.  Heather is one of those rare talents that just exude a certain magic whenever they step into a studio.  In a previous life she was a songwriter for pop stars such as Justin Beiber, Britney Spears, Usher, and later the voice of many big edm hits like Porter Robinson's Language and Zedd's Stars Come Out. These days, however, it's full steam ahead on her solo artist career under the moniker Bright Lights.  She had asked if I would play guitar on a couple tracks from her next album, so she came down to my studio, we did the guitar thing, and then sat down for this chat right after that.  She's got a really amazing tale of how she made it to where she is now, the struggles of sustaining yourself as a solo artist as well as the glories. 

Listen here: http://taptempo.libsyn.com/
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/tap-tempo-with-matt-lange/id1258104375?mt=2&ls=1

I'm off to Toronto tomorrow bright and early to play at the mau5trap 10 year anniversary party with the mau5 and other cohorts.  Should definitely be a trip to remember.  For those in LA, I'm returning to Sound the weekend after on July 29th.  I'm kicking off a new tour to promote a new single (it's called All You Need To See, more info soon..) and we're starting there.  I'm also hitting Chicago with a set performed in Dolby Atmos later in September.  The only other time I've been able to play a set like this was in London at Ministry Of Sound last summer.  It's a really exciting and immersive technology that takes the concept of surround sound and blows it out.  The dates that have been formally announced are here, but there are quite a few others that'll be made known next week I believe.  Hope to see you on the road.

Until then, give a listen to the chat with Heather.

Matt


What I'm listening to: Nicole Moudaber - Believe
What I'm reading: David Duchovny - Holy Cow