Son Lux’s Lanterns, currently streaming at NPR, is looking like one of fall’s most fascinating new releases. Maybe you know Lux, aka Ryan Lott, from s / s / s, his collaboration with fellow Anticon associate Serengeti and fellow epic twee-damaged orchestral folk-rocker Sufjan Stevens. But Lantern singles like the grandly frenetic turmoil composite “Lost It To Trying” suggest the New York-based Indiana native will soon be best-known for his own material. Today we premiere an alternate version of that song that re-imagines it as a spacious, ghostly choral affair. Stream it below.
Lanterns is out 10/29 via Joyful Noise, and it features contributions from Punch Brothers’ Chris Thile, Antlers singer Peter Silberman, and Asthmatic Kitty artist DM Stith.