Enter the haunting world of House of Light with their latest release, "Cold." This is not your typical synth track; it's a cold war-themed epic that delves into the topical issues surrounding the Ukraine conflict. The accompanying music video, shot in Berlin with performers donning East German uniforms, adds a visually striking layer to the music.
House of Light's "Cold" is a dark, grandiose, and atmospheric piece that draws comparisons to the likes of Bowie, Nick Cave, and Joy Division. It's a musical journey that transports you to a different time and place, creating an almost cinematic experience for the listener.
Hailing from Berlin, House of Light has a rich musical history, having recorded their first album with acclaimed producers Gordon Raphael and Clif Norell, known for their work with artists like NIN, REM, and Jeff Buckley. The band's sound is often described as dark and melodic, rooted in new wave, indie, and psych genres. They've drawn comparisons to iconic bands such as New Order, the Cure, and Depeche Mode.
House of Light's lyrics are deeply oriented, reflecting a post-romantic sensibility that echoes the optimism of the 80s and the melancholy of the 90s. With their upcoming third album, "Dysphoria," on the horizon, the band continues to explore the complex emotional landscapes through their music.
During their USA tour, House of Light caught the attention of music legends like Frank Black of the Pixies, which led to an invitation to collaborate with Cleopatra Records, marking their ascent onto the LA music scene. They've also shared the stage with notable acts such as Lydia Lunch and Pete Doherty and have been interviewed by none other than Andy Rourke of the Smiths.
In "Cold," House of Light has crafted a piece that's not just music but an immersive experience. It's a testament to their ability to blend historical themes with dark, emotive sounds, creating a unique and captivating sonic journey for their listeners. If you're a fan of atmospheric, lyrically rich music with a touch of gothic and dark wave, House of Light's "Cold" is a must-listen. Listen below now.