Australian alternative bright lights Yours Truly have unveiled their new single and music video ‘Lights On’ today, alongside the reveal of their rescheduled Australian headline tour.
At just shy of three minutes long, ‘Lights On’ is fiery and to-the-point, while sticking around long enough to firmly cement itself in the listener’s head. Yours Truly vocalist Mikaila Delgado shares more on how the track was born:
“’Lights On’ is about challenging the way you view yourself and how much that is influenced by other people. Doing impulsive things to come off as adventurous and fun while you feel like you’re falling apart behind the scenes. I find it interesting when someone says “You’re not who I expected you to be” and when you sit with that for a while you start to think “what do I look like to others? Who am I to myself?” I figured out during this pandemic that being alone with your thoughts is where you truly begin to unpack who you are to your core,” she explains.
“I discovered that a lot of my identity is linked to being in this band. Naturally it’s not a glamorous process, but it’s recognising that you can’t hide behind some story you made up to tell some stranger when you’re out drunk because the only person you are living with is yourself.”
Today’s music video release is just as impactful on the visual front. Written by Mikaila, she explains more on her vision for bringing the song to life:
“Our main focus was to create a music video that looks like a movie. We were influenced by murder mystery shows and wanted to create this story that surrounds the hotel setting of the lyrics in the song. I wanted the timeline to go back and forth so people have to think “what is going on? Who’s blood is that? What is she running from”? I spent some time coming up with the concept of a crime gone wrong and settings that felt glamorous but had a sinister feel to them. Shooting the ‘Lights On’ video in Brighton in the UK was a really cool experience, we got to spend two days running around the city and seeing things we hadn’t seen before.”
After wrapping up 2021 in fine form – sweeping up an ARIA nomination for Best Hard Rock/heavy album for Self Care and supporting Holding Absence on their UK run – Yours Truly have hit the ground running for a huge 2022. With the band having just stepped off the stage at UNIFY and Mikaila having just supported Slumberjack’s Like A Version set, Yours Truly are now geared to head abroad for appearances at Slam Dunk festival and join as support on Against The Current‘s UK/EU run.
The band will be returning to the UK this March to support Against The Current on their headline tour. You can see the band at the following dates:
31st March Chalk Brighton
1st April – O2 Academy2 Birmingham
3rd April – SWX Bristol
5th April – King Tuts Glasgow
7th April – Riverside Newcastle
8th April – Stylus Leeds
9th April – Academy 2 Manchester
10th April – Electric Ballroom London