Lightning Bug is the recording project of New York’s Audrey Kang along with friends Kevin Copeland and Logan Miley. According to the press release, Held together by an emotional through line of lyrical self-reflection, everything from arrestingly beautiful lo-fi pop to raucously fuzzy shoegaze can and does find a home in Lightning Bug’s music.
They shared a new track titled “The Lovely Ones” which comes with the self-directed video. They explain: “Much like one must strip down their own firm beliefs to arrive at a core from which something new and truer can be built, we did this with The Onely Ones to make The Lonely Ones. The Onely Ones is sort of about the solitude of human existence and how I find it impossible to show someone else what exactly lives inside me. Logan was doing some final mix work on it when for a moment, he isolated some guitars that said something new and truer. All the percussive bombast of The Onely Ones was gone, and another melody emerged. So we sampled that bit from The Onely Ones and built it back up by following the shape of the sampled chords and leaning into the new melody. Probably obvious from the title, but The Lonely Ones is meant to pull from the loneliness that lives in The Onely Ones and let that one emotion sing. Try listening to it as if you are listening to a storm.”