"How you survive is by staying true to yourself, being honest, being genuine within your music, not underestimating the intelligence of your fans, challenging them as much as you challenge you, and recognizing the responsability that you have towards each other: your fans and people who have invested a lot of time and effort into what you do. It becomes a question of respect after a while, and honesty, which are not usually two words that you associate with the music business."
"The lyrics are very autobiographic, a complete confession from my point of view. On former records I used to invent characters, through which I could talk about my feelings and fears. I used these characters as selfprotection and catalysator to express myself. This time I didn’t do this. The voice of the storyteller is my own. I think this record is much more honest and personal with these lyrics."
Brian Molko, about Bright Lights, 06th June 2009