Mark Ronson taps Raissa for dreamy new cover

They covered Richard and Linda Thompson’s “I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight.”

Mark Ronson has teamed up with his newest Zelig label signee Raissa for a rendition of Richard and Linda Thompson’s 1974 song, “I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight.”

Their cover was released alongside a music video, which features fan-submitted footage of different nighttime views from all around the world.

“On April 24th, 2020, we asked people to show us their distance, to share with us an image of their view at night,” a note at the start of the clip reads. The objective? To show that “we’re all in this together.”

On social media, Ronson said: “For me, [‘I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight’ is] the ultimate song about a messy weekend night out. All the weird but wonderful human interactions that go down. Not knowing what might happen once you head out that front door. Maybe a little hookup, a good time, even a hint of danger. But whatever it is, you know you’re going to forget about the boredom and stresses of everyday life for a few hours.”


Last year, Ronson released his album Late Night Feelings, which included collaborations with Camila Cabello, King Princess and Lykke Li, among others. Additionally, the English singer-producer joined forces with Anderson .Paak for “Then There Were Two,” a song off the Spies in Disguise movie soundtrack.

Watch the video for “I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight” below:


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