City Lights

Album: Victorious (2016)

Songfacts®:

  • This classic rocker has a 1980s vibe to it. Wolfmother frontman Andrew Stockdale told Loudwire: "I thought I'm going to play around with the different vibe and that was sort of that - '80s style of leather jackets, New York kind of vibe. Just getting into a different headspace and trying to visualize what that would be."

    "It's like, I live in a small town in Australia," he added. "It's like 30,000 people so every time I go to the city, it's like I just love the anonymity and the buzz of it. People watching, different restaurants. I think it can bring about spontaneous experiences, the good and the bad. Maybe I romanticize over it, but after a couple of weeks I'm happy to retreat back to where I live."
  • Stockdale explained during a Spotify track-by-track that "City Lights" is lyrically "about living in a small beach town in Australia" and visiting larger locations to "have that city fix, get out of the bubble ... and have that kind of anonymity and variety."

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