Band Of Horses Releases ‘Lights’ Single

Check out the lyric video for the third single from BOH's first album in five years.

By Nate Todd Jan 21, 2022 2:26 pm PST

Band of Horses shared a new single, “Lights.” The song will land on the Seattle-bred, Charleston, South Carolina-based rockers’ upcoming album, Things Are Great, due out through BMG on March 4.

While Band Of Horses initially announced Things Are Great for release on January 21 (today), fans will have to wait until the new date of March for the group led by Ben Bridwell’s first album in five years since 2016’s Why Are You OK. But Band of Horses have left a trail of singles for fans to follow including “Crutch,” “In Need Of Repair” and now “Lights.”

The latest track sees Bridwell drawing lines between two eventful incidents he recently experienced. Ben detailed “Lights” in a statement:

I was with my family at an indoor water park hotel. On my last day there, I was walking down the hall and this guy was like, “Ben?” It happened to be this dude that was producing the film that I was writing the score for. We met up in the family-friendly hotel bar which gets closed down by us at 10:00, at which point we then ended up in the parking lot. We get a little loose – nothing too crazy, but we ended up dodging security guards.

Our story then goes on to when I’m back home and someone had broken into my house. With the cops that ended up being around, there were more people turning the lights on us, one way or another. At the parking lot of the hotel, it was the security guards turning them on to check on us out there and at home, it was the lights going on and off with these cops. I’m drawing metaphors here and there from these two stories. Also, things were going poorly for me at that time and that kind of peppers the entire track.

More metaphorically, the song was meant to be a bit uplifting and I’m wishing for a better existence in a way. I’m getting over the things that had been going wrong in my life. The lights go on signifying it’s a better day kind of thing.

Stream “Lights” in the lyric video below:

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