Since releasing her sophomore album Siberia in 2011, LIGHTS dropped an acoustic version of the record, married Blessthefall singer Beau Bokan and had her first child. But the Canadian electro-pop singer has finally found some time to announce a new album and reveal its lead single.
"Up We Go" is a zippy little number that sees the 27-year-old mixing her signature, electro-pop production with lush guitars. LIGHTS mixes clever lines ("Nothing gives easy / Easy gives nothing / I'm just trying to keep / Income coming in") with inspiring lyrics about persevering and looking forward to the brighter day ("Everyone is here is ready to go / It's been a hard year with nothing to show / From down this road / It's only on we go"). Add this to your summer road trip playlist now.
LIGHTS' singles discography has ranged from straightforward, synth-pop (like 2009's "Ice") to gritty, grungy electro-pop (2011's "Everybody Breaks a Glass"), but this new track sounds like a nice compromise between the two sounds.
Fans will be able to hear more of the singer's new direction on her just-announced new LP Little Machine, out September 23rd.