Here’s something that most of you probably never heard of – earthquake lights. Look it up online and you see that it’s a “luminous aerial phenomenon that reportedly appears in the sky at or near areas of tectonic stress, seismic activity, or volcanic eruptions”. For the NYC-based Earthquake Lights, the ensemble are all in with the rare occurrence, despite some pushback from those in the world of science.
Having met as students in their alma mater’s jazz department, Earthquake Lights have been very meticulous with their approach to creating music. The band members would say that they even go as far as being too much of a perfectionist with the songwriting process. The quintet believe that in the end it’s what makes them that much in tune with one another.
On April 12, Earthquake Lights will be releasing their debut album Distress Signals. The first single to come off from the album is “Moonlight”. The track itself is hard to pin down; a refined sound of jazz, R&B, and rock come alive so eloquently and smooth.