Grace has been working towards her debut solo record for the past few years and her vision is finally realised in the form of ‘Silver Eater’. The album has been a collaborative effort between Grace as well as Ben Baptie [previously mixed & engineered; Moses Sumney, Young Fathers, Puma Blue, Lady Gaga] who makes his producer debut on this record and creative partner / co-writer Patrick J Pearson – between the three of them they’ve created a truly unique record that encapsulates Grace’s surreal pop driven vision and unique artistry.
The London bred musician makes sense of a tangle of competing influences- ranging from David Lynch and Laurie Anderson to classic disco and melodic big-stakes pop to craft a sound that resists lazy characterisation. One part ABBA, two parts Twin Peaks, and mediated through the character of the eponymous Silver Eater – an extraterrestrial fallen to earth, doomed to imitate and fall in love with the very humans they must remain a fugitive from. With the release of ‘Silver Eater’, Lightman has achieved something fiendishly rare, a concept album that combines narrative ambition with a sly undercurrent of dark humour.