Canadian singer Lights is known for her dreamy electropop songs and love for gaming with tattoos to prove it. She won the Juno Award for Best New Artist in 2009, establishing her musical career in Canada.
Lights has toured hitting a wide spectrum of fans from opening for indie-pop sensation Owl City to performing in front of punk rock loving fans at Warped Tour in 2009. Everyone knows this singer for her infectious synth-filled songs that are clean and distinguished, which in some cases can leave music aficionados writing her off, like those who are incredibly sick of hearing that one song from that one artist overplayed on the radio. As time passed Lights has expanded her repertoire by collaborating with artists such as Bring Me The Horizon and Silverstein.
I had kind of been on the fence about Lights for a while but after seeing her perform on Bring Me The Horizon‘s song “Don’t Go”, I had to admit that I loved what she brought to the song and give credit where credit was deserved. Lights explained the collaborations in an interview, and has said that she strives to keep things interesting and step outside of her normal electropop genre.
With the new album release Siberia, Lights continues to keep her fans on their toes by taking a risk and stepping outside her norms in another direction. The new album features collaborations with Holy Fuck and rapper Shad. The new album shows a new side where pop perfected tunes are traded for a dirtier, raw and gritty sound. The new album has had mixed reviews from fans and may turn off some, but in a positive light it opens up doors to attract new fans towards her evolved sound. It’s not like this artist has pulled away from her roots, she is still the Lights that her fans adore, but you can also hear the evolution in Siberia. Check out her latest music video here:
I’m definitely interested to see Lights perform some of her new songs when she stops through the Pacific Northwest next month, and I’m not going to lie I will most likely enjoy some of her pop songs from the past as well. So pick up your tickets and get ready to enjoy an intimate show!
Tickets for Lights at the Hawthorne Theatre on November 9th in Portland and El Corazon in Seattle November 10th are $13 and readily available through Cascade Tickets