Interview: Bright Light Bright Light
Share This Article:
Baptised with the stage name, Bright Light Bright Light, the Welsh independent singer/songwriter brings disco dance back to life with the sweetest heart and the most positive of voices. Picking up the phone, Rod Thomas, is welcoming and kind. His blend of synth-pop and subtle house music, means that his world is a colourful and cheerful one. Standing up for LGBT rights and the pureness of love with a fun, warm touch, he really comes across as the kind of person that's hard to rub the wrong way. After a day of setting up for touring and carrying out a bit of administrative work for his shows, he's ready for his birthday-Halloween hybrid, one of his favourite festivities. He's even produced a Halloween mixtape especially for the occasion: “I'm a huge fan of horror films and sci-fi films so I decided to produce this mix-tape with dialogue and songs from my favourite campy and scary horror movies! There's a lot of amazing material in these movies so it was a lot of fun.” This love for horror movies and Halloween came as quite a surprise given Bright Light Bright Light's innate preppy nature and upbeat mood. Not exactly the suspected candidate for the punk-like horror thrills. “With growing up with horror cartoons like Ghostbusters and they all had really bright, neon colours, for me, the whole horror genre has always tied into that. All the campy horror movies from the 1980s also had very similar colour palettes to what I use so in my mind horror is just another way to use really cool colour and visuals; it just really resonates with me.” Unfortunately this November seems to be serving us with more tricks than treats this year as we also get closer to the US presidential elections. London based Thomas has a big influence in the LGBT scene. So has one or two things to say about the Trump nightmare unfolding across the pond and closer to home. “I'm very much a Hilary supporter and I'm very scared because of Brexit results; I think it's been a pretty horrific year in politics and social change so I'm kind of terrified about what might happen. "I would be pretty devastated if given all of his horrific statements, recently as well as throughout his entire life and career, Trump gets voted as the president.
- Article continues below...
- More stories you may like...
- Festival Review: Parklife 2019
- Introducing: Magpie Blue
- Live Review: Emotional Oranges @ XOYO, London 06/06/19
You might also like...
People who read this also read...
CONTRIBUTOR OF THE MONTH