Nico Vega's "Lead to Light"

Nico Vega's "Lead to Light" released in 2014.

 Five Seven Music

Nico Vega's sophomore album features some of the most unstoppable pop-rock hooks heard all year and Billboard presents an exclusive early listen to "Lead to Light" in its entirety.

Hailing from Los Angeles, Nico Vega are led by frontmwoman Aja Volkman, whose commanding vocals drive the band's big hooks. Nico Vega got a helping hand from Volkman's husband, who happens to be the frontman for Billboard record-setters Imagine Dragons. Dan Reynolds co-produced "Lead to Light," along with Tony Hoffer (Beck, Fitz and the Tantrums, M83) and Tim Edgar.

“This album is really personal for us," Volkman says, speaking for the trio, which also includes guitarist Rich Koehler and drummer Dan Epand. "It draws on five years of our experiences as we have all transitioned to new stages in our lives."

After playing a hometown show at West Hollywood's Roxy Theatre July 21, the band will embark on a five-date tour of Germany and England in August.

Nico Vega's debut album was 2009's self-titled effort, which featured the song "Beast." The single spent four weeks on Hot Rock Songs, peaking at No. 26.

"Lead to Light" officially drops July 22 via Five Seven Music. It can be pre-ordered on iTunes here.