"Bright Lights" is a
single by British rapper
Tinchy Stryder. The song is a collaboration with British singer-songwriter
Pixie Lott. It was meant to be the third official single taken from his fourth
studio albumFull Tank, but Full Tank was scrapped, making it a non-album single. It was released on 2 March 2012 as a digital download. The single was co-written by Pixie Lott and
Jarrad Rogers, and was produced by
The collaboration between Stryder and Lott came about after the pair met at the 2011
Brit Awards ceremony, and after developing a friendship, decided to record a song together. Collaborating with
producer and songwriter
Jarrad "Jaz" Rogers, the pair came up with the idea of a story which could be told from both the female and male perspective. After recording two different versions of the song, Lott took the female perspective version, and included it on her second studio album, Young Foolish Happy, labelling it "Bright Lights (Good Life)" Part II. Critics stressed that it was very unusual for Part II to be released before Part I, as generally, a sequel follows the success of the main version. Nonetheless, Part II was released as part of Young Foolish Happy on 11 November 2011. Part I premiered on 3 January 2012, and thus, it is this version which will be released as a single. The single was released on 2 March 2012.
The music video was directed by
Dale Resteghini. The main version of "Bright Lights (Good Life)", told in the male perspective, premiered in the form of a music video which was uploaded to Stryder's official
VEVO account on 3 January 2012, at a total length of three minutes and thirty-four seconds.
The video features Stryder and Lott performing the song in an underground warehouse, with clips from throughout Stryder's career playing in the background. The video premièred on
Digital Spy and music TV channels on 5 January 2012.