Exploring modern minimalism in this cutting track is White Lights, born John Shankman, and “Body Trap.” The Brooklyn-based producer, vocalist, and digital artist has always been one to champion mental wellness through his art, but even moreso as COVID, Civil Rights, and Political conversations continues to skew our vision of the world. Enter: White Lights. His take on minimal R&B combines both pain and heartbreak, common feelings and emotions to the human experience.
A garden of shadowy sounds that blossom to the cadence of a mellow-sounding vocal tenor, “Body Trap” is a spiritual journey through lo-fi beats and elusive lyricism. A vague yet profound glimpse into the inner workings of a melancholic mind, this track is a righteous juxtaposition of various genres. A warm combination of alternative-electronic, hip-hop, and quintessential R&B, White Lights flexes his versatility with a sharply humble essence. The lead single to his debut album NUMBSKULL, “Body Trap” is mysterious, ambiguous, and necessary to White Lights’ artistic mantra. Musically textured and mentally transparent, “Body Trap” is an aesthetically sound substantial gift to listeners.
Stay tuned for his debut album, titled NUMBSKULL, coming later this year.