Floodlights vocalist Louis Parsons said the latest single gives fans “a glimpse of what’s to come.”
Floodlights have today (February 3) released Lessons Learnt, the latest single lifted from their just-announced upcoming album Painting of My Time. The single sees frontman Louis Parsons interrupt jangly guitar strums with spoken word lyrics, discussing “one way streets” between air horn instrumentals. Lessons Learnt is accompanied by a music video, which follows Floodlights bandmates as they join in on thrashing dance choreography in an empty warehouse.
Speaking of the video in a press statement, Parsons said the “dancing and dramatic lighting captures the essence of the song, as well as… a glimpse of what’s to come.” Lessons Learnt follows 2022’s Human as the latest preview of Painting of My Time, Floodlights’ sophomore album due out on April 21. The album’s cover art has also been shared, which “symbolises observation, perception and interpretation,” according to bassist Joe Draffen.
Listen to Lessons Learnt above. Elaborating on the 10-track project — a follow-up to 2020’s From A View — drummer Archie Shannon promised “a choir-like, anthemic sound which [will be] evident throughout the record.” Celebrating the album announcement, Floodlights have unveiled a string of tour dates throughout the next two months and beyond, kicking off with a show at Melbourne’s Croxton Bandroom on February 24.
In early March, Flood Lights will support fellow band Pavement at their successive shows in Thirroul and Sydney, before taking to a headline date at the House of Music and Booze venue in Sydney. The band will wrap up the tour with four festival appearances in Victoria (Tent Pole Music Festival), Texas (South By SouthWest) and New South Wales (Good Times festival). See the full list of tour dates below, and head here to find remaining tickets.
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Speaking of touring in a 2020 interview with Happy Mag, Parsons said: “It’s definitely important to get out to regional areas because I feel like it would be something they lack. There’s not as many bands, not as many people, so to go out to those places and… connect through music is a really nice thing.”