Derek Vincent Smith (aka Pretty Lights) has just released a new classic sounding PL track titled We Must Go On, along with a self-made music video that displays the artist’s innovative nature as he continues to push the boundaries of the title producer. The track is a soulful hip-hop jam, laced with a vocal hook that is uplifting, reflective, optimistic, and hauntingly beautiful all at the same time.
The video expresses and channels emotions in a beautiful collage of shots that capture little moments in people’s lives, from the joyous, to the innocent, to the desperate. It does so with an editing style based on quickly cut shots, and extremely precise synchronicity with the music, so much so that the audio and video become one. Derek collaborated with Krystle Blackburn (PLM’s Creative Director) to create this new style of music video. According to Smith, “…the creation of this track and video is also an artistic explanation as to why I chose the name “Pretty Lights” for my musical project. It embodies the essence of the artistic eye and the idea that almost any moment, anywhere, can be a moment of inspiration and beauty.”