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It’s been quite a while since the world came to a shock by the completely unexpected suicide of Simone Battle, bandmate of GRL. Now her fellow group members make sure she is remembered with the release of a tribute single
and accompanying video, “Lighthouse”.
The track is an empowering hymn, with the lyrics telling all those kind of words Simone probably needed to hear from someone. “I’ll guide you home with my lighthouse” they sing, along with other sticking-up-for-friends lines. Tragedy aside, “Lighthouse” kicks off with a dramatic violin-driven intro, before the strings come in and it builds into an electronic, guitar-pop anthem. The Dr. Luke and Cirkut production is greatly catchy and anthemic, with an incredible chorus to go by. It serves as a proper charting single from GRL’s side, just as much as a touching tribute to the late bandmate.
The accompanying visuals find the four remaining ladies of GRL singing to the camera, in a black and white set filled with lamps. In between, there are clips from Simone Battle’s very best moments. From her childhood to the first steps in the girlband, it’s all a great memoir of her life and it works perfectly. Listen to the track and take a look at the music video below.
Rest in peace, Simone.
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