Neverending White Lights is the brain child of singer/songwriter/producer Daniel Victor. Born and raised in Windsor, Ontario, Victor learned early on how to play several instruments and started his music career dabbling in producing local bands. After spending time experimenting with different sounds, the resulting recordings became Neverending White Lights.
They are not your average band: the concept behind Neverending White Lights is Victor produces all the music, writes all the songs, plays all the instruments on each track, but gets lead singers from bands all over the place to provide the vocals on the tracks. What results is a an album of distinct tracks, bound together by Victor’s somber, yet ethereal sound. Their first album, Act I: Goodbye Friends of the Hevavenly Bodies (2005) features guest vocals from Dallas Green of Toronto’s City and Colour; Raine Maida of Toronto’s Our Lady Peace; Nick Hexum of 311; Daniel Greaves of Winnipeg’s The Watchmen. To name a few. What’s interesting to see is that with each album, Victor lends his vocals on more and more of the tracks, almost like he’s slowly gaining the confidence to represent his music with his own voice. Their second album, Act II: The Blood and the Life Eternal (2007) features the vocal talents of Melissa Auf Der Maur of Auf Der Maur, and formerly of The Smashing Pumpkins and Hole; Rob Dickinson of Catherine Wheel; Mat Joly of Montreal’s Mobile. Their latest release, you guessed it, Act III: Love Will Ruin (Part 1) (2011) features Toronto’s Pilot Speed; the single “Ghost Ship” has the help of Victoria, BC’s Hot Hot Heat. Victor himself sings more than half tracks, contrary to only one on their first album.
Whether you call it a collaboration, a collection, a compilation or a band, Daniel Victor and his Neverending White Lights are doing something innovative. It’s creativity at its best, because it involves the contributions of so many different musical minds, all coming together to showcase and highlight the beautiful music provided by Victor. Their music is an experience that will move you, impress you and inspire you.