Let’s be real: we still haven’t recovered from Gabrielle Aplin’s Dear Happy. And now we’re expected to be on our feet to consume her new song?! Well, we’ll try. “When the Lights Go Out” finds Aplin tossing her vocals into an array of sonic starbursts, hypnotic and trippy.
“Being with you is easy, easy as breathing / Only you can see me when the lights go out,” she sings. Her songbird vocals stand in blinding contrast to the groovy, throbbing dance beat, and therein lies the charm.
Listen to “When the Lights Go Out” below.