Electronic-pop artist Lights has been counting down to an announcement, and today that anticipation has finally come to an end. On the music front, the Canadian musician will be releasing a new album in Fall of 2017, which will be titled Skin & Earth. The special twist to this announcement is that in addition to the record, Lights will be releasing a comic book series.
Beginning in May (just before Comic Con International), she will release Skin & Earth Vol. 1, which will be accompanied by new music. The digital edition of the first issue will be available in May; the print edition will be available for purchase on July 12. Dynamite Entertainment will be releasing the comic portion of the project. The forthcoming album will be released via Warner Brothers Records. The comics are entirely written and illustrated by the multi-talented artist.
Find the teaser for the entire project below:
The teaser reads:
“In the ruins of a bygone opulence / Where humanity faces its final days / There lives a soul caught between / Where fear is fed / And hope is lost / Something is found.”
The video depicts a post-apocalyptic city full of destroyed homes and tent villages. The protagonist, who is mentioned in the text, bears a striking resemblance to the creator of the album and comic. According to Lights’ website, the series will follow the journey of a young woman named En. The character is caught in a complicated world and led down a dark path into a world of fantasy. The description also clarifies that this post-apocalyptic world is governed by corporations.
Lights explained in a statement that she has waited her whole life for a project like this one and that everything she loves is converging – music, comic books, romance, post-apocalyptic worlds, crystals, powerful ladies. She promises an album that is both “care-free and fierce.”
For more information, head to her website.
Skin & Earth will be Lights’ follow-up to her acclaimed album Little Machines and her fourth overall studio LP. Last year, she released an acoustic reinterpretation of Little Machines, titled Midnight Machines.
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