Sudden LightsAfter winning the public vote in Latvia’s selection contest 'Supernova', this quartet of friends is heading to Liverpool with their song 'Aijā'.
Andrejs Reinis Zitmanis takes lead vocals and Kārlis Vārtiņš plays the bass, while Kārlis Matīss Zitmanis rocks out on guitar and Mārtiņš Matīss Zemītis plays the drums.
This song has got a deep meaning, and is written in English to give words of comfort to more people. The band says: ‘Witnessing the dark events in the world and people’s lives ruined by evil, we could not remain indifferent.’
But the song’s title is in their native Latvian, with a word they say is impossible to translate, and which gives the feeling of a Latvian folk song.
Sudden Lights are one of the most-streamed artists in Latvia, and have released three studio albums since forming in 2012 as students at music school.