With her incredible, career-defining album ‘Skin & Earth’ continuing to capture the hearts and minds of fans all over the world, we welcome Lights back to the cover of Rock Sound for this very special celebration of the record that changed everything.
From the album’s earliest seeds to its continued, blossoming success, this is THE definitive story of one of the boldest, most immersive albums of recent times. Boasting a stunning, brand new and exclusive photo shoot, this is the ultimate celebration of a truly incredible world.
To mark the occasion, we’ve teamed up with Lights herself to bring you this very special, limited edition ‘Skin & Earth’ fan pack.
The only place to get Lights’ limited edition ‘Skin & Earth’ fan pack is atrocksound.tv
I’m out a luck, out a love
Gotta photograph, picture of
Passion killer, you’re too much
You’re the only one I want to touch
I see your face every time I dream
On every page, every magazine
So wild and free so far from me
You’re all I want, my fantasy
I’ve been looking so long at these pictures of you
That I almost believe that they’re real
I’ve been living so long with my pictures of you
That I almost believe that the pictures
Are all I can feel
Remembering you standing quiet in the rain
As I ran to your heart to be near
And we kissed as the sky fell in
Holding you close
How I always held close in your fear
Remembering you running soft through the night
You were bigger and brighter and wider than snow
And screamed at the make-believe
Screamed at the sky
And you finally found all your courage
To let it all go
Remembering you fallen into my arms
Crying for the death of your heart
You were stone white
Lost in the cold
You were always so lost in the dark
VaVa, one of China’s up-and-coming female rappers, found a national audience as a runner-up on China’s The Rap of China hip-hop competition. But she’s more than just a reality TV star. Her lyrics expose a difficult childhood and the struggles she’s gone through to make it to where she is today.
And she’s candid about the thin line Chinese rappers walk today as they try to create a unique brand of hip-hop in China while trying to avoid government censorship. Photographs by Ronald Leong
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China’s Rap Queen
VaVa speaks out on government censorship and the rise of Chinese hip-hop.
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‘POP’ is a comprehensive exploration of the music photography of Brian Griffin shot for album covers, single sleeves, posters and press. The 350 pages of this new book are illustrated over 160 record covers from more than 100 bands and musicians including many which are previously unpublished – including Ian Dury, The Clash, Depeche Mode, Echo And The Bunnymen, Iggy Pop, Kate Bush, The Specials, Elvis Costello and many more.
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‘This book is not only a slice of time but a slice of my life never to be forgotten, that has left its mark on me and in a small way on rock n’ roll history.’ Brian Griffin