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Canadian alt-pop star Lights is drawing incredible amounts of inspiration these days—literally. For her upcoming fourth album, Skin&Earth, the Juno Award-winning artist is issuing a beautiful companion comic-book series that she conceived, wrote and illustrated.
In creating the immersive world of Skin&Earth, Lights worked on both the album and the comic concurrently, letting the music inspire the art and vice versa. We’ve already heard the anthemic lead single, “Giants” and the slow-burning “Skydiving,” with the video for the latter showing Lights at work on the comics series. Now we have “Savage,” a banger about unrequited love that lifts off from Lights’s jagged guitar riff as she sings, “I never knew you could be so savage.”
“Savage,” which features Josh Dun of Twenty One Pilots on drums, corresponds directly with Issue 2 of the companion comics series. The video, which you can check out below, reveals Lights as a raven-haired heroine, incorporating images of her artwork throughout.
Skin&Earth is out Sept. 22 on Warner Bros.