Pretty Lights Releases New Single & Announcement For New Year’s Run

Derek Vincent Smith – aka Pretty Lights – blends the smooth sounds of old school funk and hip-hop with a next generation style that defies categorization with his new single Rainbows and Waterfalls. Shuggie Otis’ 1971 classic “Strawberry Letter 23” as the foundation of the track adds a reminiscence atmosphere towards the past. Not long ago was Pretty Lights’ last release Only Yesterday back in March 2016. This solo effort hopes to represent a return to form for the Grammy-nominated producer. Rick Rubin even called Pretty Lights “the face and voice of the new American electronic music scene.”

Buy or Stream Rainbows and Waterfalls

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Derek Vincent Smith

Smith has always had a reputation for innovation in the studio. Yet, his fresh approach to music has been equally prominent on stage. He found a way to turn his electronic music shows into fully improvisational experiences with the Pretty Lights Live project. It is a unique vision that is brought to life with the help of Alvin Ford Jr. (drums), Chris Karns (turntables), Borahm Lee (keys, and Brandom Butler (keys). These musicians have backed Smith in concert and have exceeded expectations since the summer of 2016. They make sure every performance is a unique adventure and no song ever sounds the same twice.

Pretty Lights Live

Pretty Lights Live New Year’s Run

  • 12/28: Detroit, MI – The Fillmore (w/ Too Many Zooz)
  • 12/29: Detroit, MI – The Fillmore (w/ SoDown)
  • 12/30: Minneapolis, MN – Snowta
  • 12/31: Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore (w/ Jade Cicada)


All tickets, VIP experiences, and lodging options for 12/28-29 Detroit and 12/31 in Philadelphia will be available through Pretty Lights’ direct-to-fan pre-sale. Early Bird VIP Presale begins Tuesday, October 24th @ 11 AM ET/10 AM CT. GA Presale tickets will be available beginning Wednesday, October 25th @ 11 AM ET/10 AM CT.

*2 Day Passes Available in Detroit

Sign up for the Pretty Lights Live mailing list to receive a pass-code for the pre-sale. Tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, October 27th @ 10 AM local time. Tickets for December 30th in Minneapolis, MN are on sale now.

Lastly, for tickets and up-to-date information please visit the Pretty Lights Live website.

*Pretty Lights Live has partnered with PLUS1 so that $1 from every ticket goes to support organizations working to provide rapid emergency relief to those affected by the devastation of Hurricane Maria.


FestPop Staff Writer, Katherine Bennett

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