Austin psych rock band drops poignant single off upcoming LP Emergency Leisure
The Bright Light Social Hour‘s “Most High” is a captivating and soul-stirring track that effortlessly weaves together elements of upbeat soul, gospel, and spoken-word psychedelia. Jackie O’Brien’s heartfelt account of a profound personal experience lends an emotional depth to the song, resonating with listeners on a deeply empathetic level.
The lyrics “I get the most high with you” beautifully encapsulate the feeling of being humbled and ecstatic in the face of overwhelming love. The music itself mirrors this sentiment, transitioning seamlessly from Jackie’s singular vocals to vibrant group harmonies that evoke a sense of communal celebration. The track’s psychedelic spoken-word detour adds an intriguing dimension, further enriching the listening experience.
The story behind “Most High” is both heartbreaking and heartwarming, touching upon themes of loss, new beginnings, and boundless possibilities. With their unique blend of genres and powerful songwriting, The Bright Light Social Hour demonstrates their musical prowess and ability to connect with their audience on a profound level.
As the band prepares to release their album Emergency Leisure, “Most High” serves as an enticing glimpse into the sonic journey that awaits listeners. With the addition of talented musicians Mia Carruthers, Zac Catanzaro, and Juan Alfredo Ríos, The Bright Light Social Hour continues to solidify their place in the Austin music scene and captivate audiences with their poignant and soulful sound.
You can give “Most High” a spin below: