With his previous EP 'In Your Care' marking a new chapter, Bright Light Bright Light's forthcoming release sees him team up with one of his musical heroes.
'I Wish We Were Leaving' EP is written, produced and mixed by Bright Light Bright Light aka Rod Thomas and the title track is a duet with Elton John.
The song says Rod "is about accepting your relationship with someone you care about - friends or lovers. Sometimes you end up wishing for more from than they're able to give - so it's better to be honest about what your actual relationship is and enjoy it for what it is."
Collaborating with Elton was borne out of a timely phone call - "When I was producing the song on a very dramatic rainy day, I had a phone call from Elton saying he liked my first album, which blew my mind.
From then I kept hearing his voice on the track. In time I played him I Wish We Were Leaving and he added his vocals. Although it wasn't written as a duet, I love that his voice taking lead in the second verse is a reminder that every relationship has two sides and two voices."
Elton commented - "Working with Bright Light Bright Light was a challenge for me as I love Electronica but am quite ignorant on the recording process. I had to sing in a completely different way which I really enjoyed. The song spoke to me as soon as I first heard it, and I think that the combination of our voices is ethereal and beautiful. As is the song"
1. I Wish We Were Leaving
3. She Carves Her Desire
4. I Wish We Were Leaving [Severino Remix]
5. I Wish We Were Leaving [DJ Nita Remix]
In other news Bright Light Bright Lights Pet Shop Boys cover of West End Girls with Scissor Sister Ana Matronic has been endorsed by the Pet Shop Boys themselves who tweeted the track. He has also recently remixed the new Erasure single 'Make It Wonderful'. Bright Light has just finished his first UK shows of the year:
24 March - Buffalo Bar, Cardiff
31 March - Gullivers, Manchester
4 April - Sebright Arms, London
'I Wish We Were Leaving' will also feature on Bright Light Bright Light's forthcoming second album 'Life Is Easy' due July 2014. His debut 'Make Me Believe In Hope' garnered critical acclaim on it's release in 2012.