League of Lights – the electronic pop-rock duo featuring couple Farrah and Richard West.
Years before the release of their hook-heavy debut in 2011, Farrah and Richard met on the outskirts of London, crossing paths for the first time in the mid 1990’s. From the first moment they found themselves drawn to each other and started out on both a romantic and musical relationship in 1997.
Years later, Farrah and Richard assembled a stellar cast of luminaries comprising Dutch guitarist Ruud Jolie (Within Temptation), American drummer Mark Zonder (Fates Warning) and fellow Brit Jerry Meehan (Robbie Williams) to guest on their debut album. Simply entitled League of Lights, the album fused elements of pop, rock and metal into their own unique blend.
“We come from very different musical backgrounds,” says Richard, “and League of Lights is all about where we meet in the middle. It couldn’t exist without both of us”.
The following year the duo teamed up with Glynn Morgan (Threshold) to record the single “Forever”, highlighting their genre-crossing song writing and strong melodies. The three also performed together on stage for a unique concert backed by a 40-voice choir.
By 2015 Farrah and Richard had a new album written and ready to record, but sometimes life gets in the way and by 2018 they found themselves writing a whole new collection of songs that would become the core of the second album. Produced by Richard whose credits include RIAA gold-certified DragonForce, The Morning After and AudioPlastik, the new album showcases Farrah’s sublime and enchanting vocals across 14 new original songs.
It’s been two decades since Farrah and Richard first shared a stage together. This is a duo built on hooks and harmonies, on originality and beauty. A duo whose sound makes room for electronic rock, organic pop, piano, cinematic soundscapes and everything in between.
“It’s been a long journey to get here,” says Farrah. “From the day we recorded our first song together we’ve been working towards creating something that combines the heart of who we are. We’re really proud to have reached this point on our journey “.