Love’s floaty, honeymoon stage is what everyone strives for. But there’s always a point when things go skewiff, even for a brief moment, and the tables turn. Singing “I liked you better when you had no fangs,” Grace Lightman captures this perfectly, on a track with an appropriate amount of bite.
Produced by Ben Baptie (Lady Gaga, London Grammar), every emotion from a splintering relationship is captured on tape. Wobbly bass notes collide with reversed percussion, space-age synths spinning out of focus. Think the future-psych haze of Unknown Mortal Orchestra being applied to a St. Vincent track. Lightman’s steady vocal is the only thing holding this together, yielding gold melodies from a violent sea of emotions. ’Fangs’ often threatens to bite off more than it can chew, but there’s so much to love in this dense, epic track. Watch the new video below.
‘Fangs’ is out now via Handsome Dad Records.