ARIA-award winning artist duo Flight Facilities return to their beloved fanbase, delivering a new single immersed in a feeling of West-Coast Californian cool imparted by guest vocalist, Channel Tres. Released on Future Classic & Glassnote, Lights Up marks the band’s first release of 2021 following the launch of their app, Flight Deck late last year.
Lights Up is the first track to be released in over a year from the applauded songwriters, who have been working together for over a decade, creating timeless, genre-defying classics drenched in a sense of nostalgia. Lights Up is a continuation of this philosophy, aided by Channel Tres’ propensity for crossing genres and drawing inspiration from eras like 90s Detroit house and West-Coast hip-hop. The result is a track that belongs to these moments in time as much as it represents what’s next for Flight Facilities’ in their own journey of sound, a confluence of feeling and style.
Hugo Gruzman and Jimmy Lyell say of the track and collaboration with Channel Tres:
“We’ve always loved the sound of the early Detroit House scene that crossed over with the Paradise Garage era. Combined with our love for Channel’s voice, it seemed like a perfect fit. His voice has a magical ability to make songs that are made for strutting. We felt it was important to keep enough of our sound and influence in the track, to avoid it sounding too derivative, so we wanted to include some 90s and 00s elements to give the song its own character.”