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Currently touring with Elton John, who pops up to sing a stentorian cameo on his second album Life Is Easy, Bright Light Bright Light’s Rod Thomas makes smooth, heartfelt electropop.

Sometimes it’s too smooth, especially Thomas’s breathy vocals – his heartfeltness doesn’t feel very felt – but the songs are dynamic and well-structured, powered as they are by a deep house music pulse (“There Are No Miracles”) and euphoric pure-pop (the Elton-featuring “I Wish We Were Leaving”).

Bright Light Bright Light

Life Is Easy

(Self-Raising Records)

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