For the dozen years she’s been on the road and in the studio, Welsh singer-guitarist Cate Le Bon has shared the stage with Velvet Underground’s John Cale, produced for Deerhunter, toured alongside Perfume Genius and St. Vincent, and earned praise from Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy. These merits don’t come undeserved either, since Le Bon’s talents on acoustic and electric guitar, piano and vocals make for a captivating concoction of pop, rock and folk.
Le Bon sought a period of solitude for her fifth full-length, Reward, and that extensive, isolated writing process has shed more light on her private thoughts than any record so far. Reward is out on Friday, Le Bon is already up to her ankles in a multi-month international tour, and today you can illuminate what makes this songwriter phenomenal with the album’s third single, “The Light”!
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