British pop dynamo Bright Light Bright Light will follow up his latest album ‘Choreography’ with a spot of ‘Cinematography’ next month.
Rod may have only released the album in the middle of July, but there’s more to come in 2016; an EP of covers.
Each of the six cover versions featured on the EP are from movies, hence its title.
“‘Choreography’ was inspired by scenes from my favourite films and written to be the soundtrack to my own ridiculous colorful film,” Rod explains. “So as a sister EP, ‘Cinematography’ is a set of covers of some of my favorite songs from cinema.”
On it, audiences will find ‘Do You Dream About Me’, originally performed by Alisha on the ‘Mannequin’ soundtrack.
‘Touch Me’ was a Cathy Dennis favourite in the early ’90s, but before that it was recorded by Wish ftg. Fonda Rae for the ‘Nightmare On Elm Street 2′ soundtrack.
Then there are Rod’s covers of All Saints’ ‘Pure Shores’ (‘The Beach’), Cyndi Lauper’s ‘Time After Time’ (featured in ‘Romy & Michele’s High School Reunion’), plus the Michael Sembello classic ‘Maniac’ from ‘Flashdance’.
“Thinking of dance movies, ‘Flashdance’ is of the most celebrated and iconic,” Rod says. This anthem – written based on horror movie ‘Maniac’ – combines my two favourite film genres… dance and horror. And is one of the catchiest songs from the ’80s.”
The EP closes with a cover of ‘Wicked Little Town’ from ‘Hedwig & The Angry Inch’, originally performed by John Cameron Mitchell.
Get a taste of what to expect when ‘Cinematography’ lands on November 25 below.