Murray A. Lightburn is a composer, musician, performer and music producer. He's best known as the lead singer and principal songwriter of internationally-known Montreal chamber rock band, The Dears. Formed in 1995, their orchestral, dark pop sound and dramatic live shows cemented The Dears at the foundation of the then-emerging Canadian indie rock renaissance.
The Dears released their two volume epic Times Infinity in 2015 and 2017. The project kept M.A.L. busy touring throughout the world, while giving him space to contemplate his solo album project, Hear Me Out, and perform several shows on his own.
Of his solo performance, Brooklyn Vegan stated that "Lightburn possess[es> that supercharisma gene, and his voice remains a weapon of choice," while XS Noise wrote: "Murray Lightburn proved he could take himself in any musical direction he wishes without dividing or disappointing fans."
His forthcoming solo album, Hear Me Out, will be released February 2019 on Los Angeles-based label Dangerbird Records.