Rod Thomas aka Bright Light Bright Light at Joe’s Pub April 2014
New York’s favorite import is back to stay! Bright Light Bright Light (aka Rod Thomas) is back on our soil and at a sold out show at Joe’s Pub on April 25, 2014 in New York, he gave the crowd many reasons to believe in hope (excuse the pun).
He began the show by performing his upcoming album “Life Is Easy” in full on piano. The record will be released in July 2014 and like his debut album, “Make Me Believe in Hope,” the songs deal with love, despair and and gratitude. Rod’s voice is like a little slice of heaven with ridiculously catchy pop hooks that will make you want to get yourself to the nearest dance-floor immediately. The first single is called “I Wish We Were Leaving” and it features guest vocals from Sir Elton John, whom Rod will be touring with in Europe in June and July 2014.
Rod Thomas mentioned that he can officially call Brooklyn his permanent home (on behalf of New York, welcome to the neighborhood, Rod!) and he is working with another beloved Brookylnite, Del Marquis of Scissor Sisters on the second Slo Knights album, which will hopefully see release later on in 2014.
During the encore, while he played the crowd favorite “Immature” off his first record, he mentioned that if you pre-order “Life Is Easy” on his official website, you will get a digital copy of the audio from the Joe’s Pub show! I was at the show and it was a night to remember, so make sure you order your copy and spread the word!
The tracklist for “Life Is Easy” (released in July 2014) is:
1. Everything I Ever Wanted
2. There Are No Miracles
3. I Wish We Were Leaving (with Elton John)
4. An Open Heart
5. Good Luck
6. I Believe
7. Lust For Life
8. More Than Most
9. In Your Care
10. Too Much
US fans of Rod Thomas aka Bright Light Bright Light got a special treat at his show on April 5, 2013 at Joe’s Pub in New York as he performed with a full band. Rod’s played here a few times with just himself and a piano, and those shows were great as they really focused on his amazing voice, but hearing his songs with their delicious dance beats is the proper way these songs are meant to be heard.
Bright Light x2 at Joe’s Pub
Backed with a drummer, a keyboard player and 3 background vocalists, Bright Light Bright Light’s hour long show featured his signature dance floor break up/love songs “Waiting For The Feeling,” “Feel It” and my favorite, “Love Part II.” In between songs, he mentioned how happy he was to be playing for us. While his lyrics deal sometimes with heartbreak, there was nothing but love at Joe’s Pub.
Bright Light x2 and Del Marquis at Joe’s Pub
For the song “Cry at Films,” Del Marquis of Scissor Sisters sang guest vocals as he does on the album version. Rumour has it that Bright Light Bright Light has relocated to New York, which means we can expect many more performances to come, so make sure you stay connected. Thanks for a great night BLBL!
This is a live version of the new single by singer Rod Thomas, who is better known by his stage name Bright Light Bright Light. The track is called “Feel It” and we at according2g.com are feelin’ it! The video was recorded at Piano’s in New York on August 2, 2012. Pass it on.
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