Artists and creatives, the latest single from Write Minded is dedicated to all of you – everyone who tries to find balance and moderation. “Lights” is about finding the motivation to stay creative and, at the same time, trying to remain focused without burning out. Featuring a rap section that specifically pays homage to Kid Cudi and his album Man On The Moon, where he openly expresses similar thoughts and his overall depression that so many in his generation deal with behind closed doors, this track is brutally introspective and incredibly refreshing.
Based out of Fort Collins, CO, Write Minded is a fresh and tasteful addition to the Colorado music scene. A unique mixture of hip-hop, rock, reggae, funk, and soul, he pushes the confining boundaries of genres to bring you something new. A 6-piece band, Write Minded is known for having a style that represents a seemingly eclectic combination of styles that meld together seamlessly.
Blending together a steady drum beat with synths and guitar runs, the instrumental production gives a slightly futuristic, yet grounded in the present, energy that is mirrored in slightly hazy vocals. It’s reminiscent of what it might feel like to be floating through the unknown that is still somehow too real, a sentiment that is shared through some of the lyrics – “I just want to be dreaming / But I’m dreaming all the time.” The band uses the idea of lights in different capacities throughout the track, symbolizing the different stressors that creatives may face. When the lights are off, it could represent having a creative block or not having enough motivation. Yet when the lights are shining too bright, it could represent being in a creative frenzy or having too much pressure to perform a certain way. The lyrical content is open to interpretation, but still maintains a consistent relatability for anyone who is in a creative industry. Particularly in this day and age where creatives are expected to do more than just their artistic focus, it may at times feel difficult to stay clear-eyed on your passion. Let “Lights” remind you that you’re not alone in this.