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"Uncovering the 5 Surprising Facts About Bright Light Bright Light"


With Bright Light Bright Light’s recent announcement of his new EP “Enjoy Youth,” and his recent colorful pop disco lead single “You Want My…” Here are 5 things we bet you didn’t know about the Welsh-born, NYC-based singer-songwriter.



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  1. His Stage Name Came from the 80’s Horror Film “Gremlins”

The mastermind behind Bright Light Bright Light, Rod Thomas takes the majority of his inspiration from the ‘70s and ’80s culture. With his music having an almost disco and house-like sound, and his use of bold bright colors in his album covers with extravagant animations it is no surprise that his stage name, Bright Light Bright Light, was also culled from the 80s. The name is a reference to the film “Gremlins” infamous creatures being stunned by bright lights.


2. The Story Behind The Name of his Upcoming Album “Enjoy Youth” is Nothing Short of Heart-Warming as it looks into an Interaction with the Household Matriarch 


The story kicks off with Rod Thomas and his friend sneaking out to enjoy the thrilling nightlife of Paris, France when they get caught unexpectedly by the Grandmother of the household. The two expected to get scolded for sneaking out, but she just simply laughed before giving them two powerful words that would stick with them even beyond the night “Enjoy Youth!” The words are a simple reminder to embrace the love, light, and excitement that comes with your youth, while also always keeping your Youthful Spirit. This is portrayed throughout the album, serving as a constant reminder to “Enjoy Youth!” 


3. His Musical Resume Includes Collaborations With Renowned Musicians That Are Known in Every Household Around the Country


His music has touched the life of vastly different audiences after touring with big names such as Cher, and Ellie Goulding. While reaching even more people by recording with Elton John, Justin Vivian Bond, Erasure, Donna De Lory, Niki Harris, Donna De Lory, Sam Sparro, and the members of the Scissor Sisters



4. He is The First and Only Unsigned Artist to Perform on Grandham Nortons BBZ One TV Show


His vibrant pop performance consisted of a full live band completed with backup singers along with a trumpet to take the disco pop performance to the next level as Bright Light Bright Light and Elton John sing “All in The Name.” The performance is elevated as the bright flashing lights perfectly set the mood for the amazing and groundbreaking performance that you can watch here.


5. He not only rocks the stage as BLBL but also takes on the DJ booth at night


 Rod Thomas makes sure his fans are dancing all day as he dedicates his nights to the DJ booth. Beyond writing and producing his hit songs, he also hosts the weekly NYC event “Romy & Michele’s Saturday Afternoon Tea Dance” rocking the stage day and night as he follows his passion for music. He also DJs at many wildly revered venues and events such as MoMA, The Smithsonian, Bestival, and Glastonbury just to name a few.



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