Son Lux’s Brighter Wounds is immediately captivating. Opener “Forty Screams” begins fragile and fraught with the line, “I hope you are a dreamer.” The tone of the album shifts throughout its ten remarkable songs from hopeless to jubilant, to searching and beseeching. Perhaps it’s no surprise that Brighter Wounds was written partly in response to the 2016 election, the birth of frontman Ryan Lott’s first child and the death of a close friend. Already impressively beautiful and bold, knowing what inspired Lott gives the album even greater depth. “Speak love, speak love,” Lott beseeches his audience — and that’s what Brighter Wounds does.