lightning bug // 'the right thing is hard to do' + album announcement

nyc five-piece lightning bug has announced their third album, 'a color of the sky', to be released on 25 june via fat possum. to celebrate the announcement, the band has shared the first single off the forthcoming record. titled 'the right thing is hard to do', the dreamy track explores struggles with vulnerability and self-worth over shimmering vocals and gorgeously hypnotic guitar.

"here i wanted to connect how the struggles and flaws within the individual are mirrored in the greater problems of society," explains songwriter audrey kang. "how do we as individuals know we are on the right path? how do we as a society, as a species, know we are on the right path? so i started with myself, and my own struggles, touching on how i hide myself away from other people, on my stage fright, on my inability to be vulnerable, on this feeling i used to have that i needed to prove i was worthy of being alive. then i tried to connect these struggles outward to global issues like xenophobia, arbitrary borders, the lines we draw between ourselves and the environment, and the ways we sacrifice the health of the planet for human convenience."

pre order 'a color of the sky' here.

a color of the sky tracklisting:

1. the return

2. the right thing is hard to do

3. september song, pt. ii

4. wings of desire 

5. the chase

6. song of the bell 

7. i lie awake 

8. reprise

9. a color of the sky

10. the flash

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