8 Questions with Ryan Lott of Son Lux

Son Lux is an experimental American band, having recently unveiled the first chapter of their ambitious three-volume album Tomorrows I. Ryan Lott is the band's founder.

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Which talent would you most like to have?

Is invisibility a talent? Second choice would be divine culinary intuition.


What is your most treasured possession?

My wife and son. They’re not really possessions, per se, but neither are my own faculties. And I try not to treasure inanimate things.


What is your idea of perfect happiness?

I can imagine a few iterations of a “perfect” day, but none that lack music making.


What is your motto?

Act justly, love mercy, walk humbly. (A motto is supposed to be something one lacks the full ability to live by, right?)


How would you like to die?

In the imagined world wherein I have a choice, can I also have the choice to opt out of death altogether?


If you were to die and come back as a person or thing, what would it be?

Myself, but slightly more attractive.


What do you consider the most overrated virtue?

Attractiveness. Underrated? Honesty.


What is your current state of mind?

Angry, disappointed, confused. Elated, optimistic, determined.