July 22, 2014


LIGHTS Returns With Inspiring Electro-Pop Smash "Up We Go"

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.