New Song: Little Daylight, ‘Name In Lights’

Little Daylight Name In Lights

Get ready for Little Daylight to slow it down, synth-style on “Name In Lights.”

Electro-pop threesome Little Daylight ascend directly to synth-heaven on “Name in Lights,” the New York act’s second single. “You know you’ve got your name in lights,” the hook coos, as backing vocals as soft as freshly bathed puppies rest underneath. The track’s a downtempo parade of textures, a bass line gently beating alongside reverb-coated drums. The song’s style recalls a slo-mo Alpine or the lush synth-pop harmonies of Au Revoir Simone — a Sunday morning to the Saturday night fever of the band’s high-energy debut, “Overdose.” It’s definitely a sound we can’t get enough of.

Listen to Little Daylight’s “Name In Lights” after the jump.

Luckily, the group’s having a prolific launch: Before dropping their own jams, Little Daylight remixed acts from Freelance Whales to Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes. The eclectic band’s gotten love from blogs such as Stereogum and Pigeons and Planes, with a May tour lined up with budding synth superstar Charli XCX. They’re set to release “Name in Lights” officially as a digital single alongside “Overdose” and a handful of remixes — fingers crossed for an album next. Either way, look for their name in lights and everywhere else soon.

+ Listen to Little Daylight’s “Name In Lights.”

Photo credit: Matthew D’Urban-Jackson