League of Lights - Modern Living

We’re excited to let you know that our brand new single Modern Living will be released on 29 January.

It’s taken from our forthcoming album Dreamers Don’t Come Down. It’s undoubtedly the poppiest song on the album, it’s still got our League sound but with a slightly different direction in terms of writing and production. An Animé-styled video to accompany it will also be released on 29 January. We can’t wait to share it with you!

Dreamers Don’t Come Down will be released on 12 March (vinyl editions on 23 April) and is available for pre-order from Burning Shed.

We’re pleased to announce that our forthcoming album Dreamers Don’t Come Down will now also be released on vinyl by the Plane Groovy label.

The limited edition 180g purple vinyl pressing will include a signed insert, and the album will also be available as 180g black vinyl, CD and digital formats.

“I’ve had a secret longing for this album to come out on vinyl”, admits Richard West. “Released in 2021, containing a song called Twenty Twenty One, and rather unusually the running time for each side of the album is 20:21, so it just had to be done!”

Dreamers Don’t Come Down is available to pre-order now from Burning Shed.

It’s out today – our brand new single Twenty Twenty One. We hope that you love it as much as we do! It’s taken from our forthcoming album Dreamers Don’t Come Down which is available to pre-order here.

You can also download the single as a high-resolution FLAC file from Bandcamp or stream it on Spotify and Apple Music.

“In April 2019, we were driving to Cornwall in the south west of England for a short break away. As usual, Rich’s head was full of a song that he was writing. It was called Twenty Twenty One, which then seemed such a long way off. We didn’t think too much more about it other than when he told me the lyrics, I thought they could do with cheering up a bit. The lyrics sounded a bit dark – little did I know what was to come during 2020. We recorded the song in April 2020 and I still wanted to give the song a bit more of a happy feel. But lockdown had started and the lyrics seemed like they had a prophetic feel. Sometimes songs are crafted, worked at, reworked and tweaked. Some seem given, like a gift. Twenty Twenty One fell into the second category and so it stayed exactly as written in 2019.” – Farrah x

League of Lights - Twenty Twenty One

League of Lights - Twenty Twenty One

This is the beautiful cover for our new single Twenty Twenty One which is out on Friday.

“There is a story behind the fireworks image. When Rich first wrote Twenty Twenty One we thought it would be the perfect track to accompany the London 2020 New Year fireworks. Once the song was recorded we submitted it for inclusion in the soundtrack. We got a positive response from the organisers and it really spurred us on with the recording of the album. Eventually the fireworks were cancelled for New Year this year and though we were disappointed we couldn’t complain, they really helped us along. We thought the cover was the perfect reminder of how we got to this point!” – Farrah x

Single Twenty Twenty One to be released December 4th 2020

Album pre-orders start December 2nd 2020

We are pleased to announce our forthcoming third album Dreamers Don’t Come Down is due out in March 2021 and will be available for pre-order from 2 December 2020 at Burning Shed.

With the exception of the first single Twenty Twenty One and Modern Living, all the songs were written and recorded during the Spring/Summer 2020 lockdown in the UK.

You can see the teaser for Twenty Twenty One here:

“The album is about the past, the present and the future – about taking the best from all that you have been through, the pressures of modern life and keeping your dreams alive in dark times,” Farrah West explains.

“When lockdown started we really felt compelled to do a new album,” Richard West continues. “We had just finished recording a new song called Modern Living and that helped to define how our new material would sound – more open than before with less synths and more space for Farrah’s vocals to really lift off. The songs just started flowing and from that moment we had a new track written, recorded and mixed every 3-4 weeks, starting with Dreamers and Twenty Twenty One and ending with the closing track Echoes of a Dream, a montage of all the other songs on the album.”

1. Modern Living
2. Twenty Twenty One
3. Ghosts
4. I Still Remember
5. Persephone
6. Dreamers
7. With You
8. Lines in the Sand
9. The Collector
10. North of the Sun
11. Echoes of a Dream

We’re really excited to be taking part in the Unlock Virtual Festival to help raise funds for The Prince’s Trust’s Million Makers. You’ll be able to enjoy the best of music, comedy and lifestyle from the comfort of your own home each weekend from 17th October. Please follow @unlockvirtualfestival on social media to find out more and subscribe to Unlock Virtual Festival on YouTube.

Photo by Frank Landzettel (Mr. ProgBook)

What an amazing weekend at Artrock Festival in Germany. We have so many people to thank, especially our band and crew who were absolutely brilliant, both on and off the stage: Ruud Jolie (guitar), Toby Schwietering (bass), David Sievers (drums) and Asi Furrer (sound).

And of course, a special thank you to Uwe Treitinger for arranging this fantastic socially-distanced festival against all the odds this year, Jens Meinel for looking after us and all the incredible fans for giving us such a warm welcome. Stay safe and we hope to see you all again soon!