What happens when a band that boasts fans as diverse as David Byrne, Don Henley, Melissa Etheridge, and Pharrell is left to its wildest, most audacious muses? What happens when a genre-defiant six piece is liberated from the pressures of major labels and the constraints of modern radio to let their strange, wonderful imaginations run free? What happens when a family that’s been through the industry wringer entrusts its future to its fans and emerges stronger and more confident than ever before? After surviving the most tumultuous stretch of their professional lives, Delta Rae decided to find out, beating the odds by taking their career into their own hands and recording ‘The Light.’ An unapologetically joyful tribute to the power of hope and gratitude, love and perseverance, friendship and family, ‘The Light’ is the band’s first full-length collection in five years, and it’s pure Delta Rae, packed full of infectious hooks and soaring harmonies delivered by four powerhouse lead vocalists. The songs here blend vintage R&B and Motown soul with 80’s pop and southern storytelling, and the arrangements are anthemic and effervescent to match, offering a thoroughly modern take on everything from Fleetwood Mac and Phil Collins to Whitney Houston and Madonna. The result is a record as unexpected as it is exhilarating, a celebration of independence and self-reliance that, much like the band, is sprawling, ambitious, and above all, true to itself.