Singer Shobsy, guitarist Joe Regan, drummer Paul Ridgeway and bassist Noel Perry all met at BIMM Music College in Dublin. Bonding over a shared interest in classic 80’s music and a common desire to write big stadium sized songs the guys decided to work on a music project. This early incarnation lead to the formation of State Lights in 2015.
After the remarkable success of their last single, ‘Peace Will Come’ and its star-studded music video, State Lights are back with a brand new track.
‘Freedom’ introduces an alluring and unique contrast between themes of the new, free-thinking era of Ireland, soundtracked to a heavily-influenced 80’s alt-rock sound but also channels modern dance elements reminding the listener of contemporary Coldplay tracks. The forward-thinking track no more challenges Ireland’s archaic agenda but celebrates the progress Irish society has made. State Lights’ ‘Freedom’ captures the essence of modern Irish people – Wrapped up in just enough synthesisers to make you dizzy with nostalgia! What more could you want?
‘Freedom’ is a ballad encouraging people to break free from oppressive and toxic relationships; to go forth and live the life they’ve always dreamed of living.
Shosby (Lead singer):
“The song is about choosing to set yourself free. Stop waiting around for someone else to do it for you.”
State Lights will be performing on the main stage (Saturday, July 7th) at Groove Festival in Killruddery House, Bray, Co. Wicklow.