Today, acclaimed Austin-based artists The Bright Light Social Hour and Israel Nash are excited to announce the Neighbors EP. A three-song collaboration between artists, the Neighbors EP is set for release digitally on November 4th, 2016, to be followed by a physical release of 500 limited-edition copies on 7” vinyl on November 18th, 2016.
Featuring vocals by Israel Nash and Jack O’Brien (TBLSH), “Lupita” is the first single off of the Neighbors EP. The song narrates the story of a Mexican couple who have risked their lives in search of a better existence in the United States, only to have found the harsh realities of undocumented life to present surprising challenges of their own. The EP, a statement about the current toxic political sentiment about immigration in the United States, takes the listener on a journey from bravely leaving home in search of safety and prosperity, longing for a life left behind, to the often terrifying experience of trying to settle in a new country. Tune into KUTX today at 3 PM CST to hear Israel Nash and Jack O’Brien discuss the EP and debut “Lupita” on-air.