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Pretty Lights says his new album is “almost ready”


Music writer Dylan Owens talks to Derek Vincent Smith, aka Pretty Lights, about what fans can expect in 2017. The two discuss everything from why Derek stays out of the media to his upcoming album which will arrive early 2017.

This article originally appeared on The Know

Pretty Lights, AKA Derek Vincent Smith, performing at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on August 7, 2015. The artist shares the first details of his new album in a rare interview. Photo by Dylan Langille, Special to the Denver Post.

Pretty Lights has gone quiet.

Despite his steady stream of live performances, it’s been more than three years since the prolific Colorado-bred electronic music composer released “Color Map of the Sun,” his last album — or, aside from one single to promote his second annual mini-festival in Telluride’s Town Park this summer, any new studio music at all.

He’s been just as scarce in print. But with a massive social media following — more than 850,000 on Facebook — Pretty Lights (born Derek Vincent Smith) doesn’t need traditional media anymore.

On the cusp of a big year, Smith made a rare exception, agreeing to a phone interview as a part of a feature we’re running next week on Denver’s electronic music scene...

... Read the full article and interview by Dylan Owens at theknow.denverpost.com/2016/12/22/pretty-li...

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