Soft Metals is an electronic duo formed in 2009 by Ian Hicks and Patricia Hall currently based in Los Angeles, California. They met in late 2008 at a DJ night hosted by Patricia in Portland. Work began on their self produced, self recorded 2nd LP Lenses in the summer of 2012. They sketched out what would become the song Lenses and work then continued into the fall and winter. When they went into recording their sophomore album, they wanted to focus more on a sound with beats and rhythms you can move your body to, melodies you can connect with emotionally, and vocals that coax your mind into a dreamy introspective luminal space. The idea behind Lenses is about breaking out of thought patterns and previously held ways of seeing yourself and the surrounding world.