"I love all who are like heavy drops falling one by one out of the dark cloud that lowers over man: they herald the coming of the lightning, and perish as heralds." Friedrich Nietzsche
Heralds of Lightning is the solo project of singer songwriter Janessa Ann James who hails from Orange County, Ca. After graduating from Musicians Institute she began a series of conceptual solo projects, writing most of the music herself and recording with friends at various studios. In 2010 she met Mike Troolines who owns Sound Asylum studios in Santa Ana where all of the Last Lights of Evening album was recorded and produced.
Her dusky melodies and poetic songwriting combine with a dark romantic nostalgia both conceptual and philosophic. Last Lights of Evening touches on themes ranging from our place in eternity, the twilight of excess and failure, time and love to a loss of wildness which leaves us feeling hazy and disconnected from our feelings. From the haunting instrumental track of "dusk interlude" to the heaviest track on the album "Ghost at the wheel" Last Lights of Evening retains its subdued sunset atmosphere.