Canadian electropop queen Lights has announced her fourth studio album in conjunction with a comic series. The project, called Skin&Earth, is entirely written and drawn by Lights and published by Dynamite Entertainment.
In the official press release, Lights commented, “I feel my whole life has lead up to a project like this. It’s a complete convergence of everything I love – music, comics, post-apocalyptic romance, crystals, wine and powerful ladies, all perfectly entwined. It’ll be by far my most care-free and fierce album yet. I think now, more than ever, people need a reason to listen to a whole record, and this is mine.”
The release of the album and comic series are carefully planned out. An introductory issue will be available in May, with the first print issue of Skin&Earth going on sale July 12. New music will accompanying each issue, to lead into the Fall 2017 release of the album Skin&Earth.
“In recent years, the worlds of comic books and music have come together to produce some of the most exciting and immersive books on stands,” says Dynamite CEO and publisher, Nick Barrucci. “To have the opportunity to work with such a talented and dedicated musician who is both writing and drawing the series herself will be a truly unique treat for both her fans and ours.”
The comic series follows a young woman, En – a reflection of Lights herself – as she struggles to find hope in a hopeless world. Caught between romance and cults, gods and mortals, En is led down a dark path by new friends/lovers into a twisted fantasy world, forcing her to dig within and find the strength to overcome. Set in a post-apocalyptic future where corporations rule, Skin&Earth is an adventurous tale of loneliness and deceit, but ultimately becomes one of self-discovery and independence.
A teaser trailer for the comic can be found on Light’s YouTube channel.
Lights is not new to comics. As a self-professed comic fan, she released Audio Quest: A Captain Lights Adventure, a motion comic collaboration between Lights and comic artist Tomm Coker, which aired on MTV.