The stunning debut from Ben Folds Five founder Darren Jessee with help from members of Sparklehorse, Archers of Loaf and Fountains of Wayne. An album you'll want to hear every day, with pop songs that you get closer to after each listen. The music is richly layered with melodious keyboards, crisp guitars and soft pianos. Hotel Lights play with authority and confidence, creating their own brand of timeless pop. Jessee's vocals are as distinct and endearing as the songs themselves. And his lyrics set him apart from his peers, with an honest, storytelling that repeatedly touches upon the holy trinity of great pop records: love, loss, and starting over.