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Lights first cracked the Canadian charts in May 2008, when the debut single "Drive My Soul" introduced her synthesis of youthful, sellable alt-rock and contemporary synth pop. Born in April 1987 in Timmins, Ontario, Valerie Poxleitner spent her childhood traveling alongside her missionary parents. She also took up songwriting at an early age, using verses from the Bible to prompt titles for her new material. She began writing music for Sony/ATV Music Publishing at the age of 18; shortly thereafter, however, she ditched the behind-the-scenes gig and hit the road with her own instruments, playing shows in the Great Lakes region and eventually landing a contract with the Toronto-based punk label Underground Operations. An American partnership with Doghouse Records followed, and the young songwriter issued her first recording, the self-titled Lights EP, in April 2008. Several singles found a warm reception on Canadian radio outlets, while Lights' vibrant attire and good looks made her an endearing presence on MuchMusic's TV countdown. Early the following year, Lights won a Juno Award for New Artist of the Year and landed a spot on that summer's Warped Tour, all the while preparing her debut album, The Listening, which was released in October 2009. In 2011, Lights returned with the more mature, sonically sophisticated album Siberia. Two years later, Lights delivered Siberia Acoustic, which featured her performing reworked acoustic versions of songs off Siberia. In 2014, Lights released her third studio album, Little Machines, which showcased a return to a more stripped-down and melodic, if no less electronic-inclined, sound. ~ Andrew Leahey
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  1.   Song
  2.   Siberia
  3.   Ice
  4.   Drive My Soul
  5.   Up We Go
  6.   Timing Is Everything
  7.   Saviour
  8.   Everybody Breaks a Glass featuring Holy Fuck
  9.   Toes
  10.   World Falls Down
  11.   Running with the Boys
  12.   Muscle Memory
  13.   Meteorites
  14.   Second Go
  15.   The Last Thing on Your Mind
  16.   Where the Fence Is Low
  17.   My Boots
  18.   Pretend
  19.   River
  20.   From All Sides
  21.   Don't Go Home Without Me
  22.   Speeding
  23.   The Listening
  24.   Face Up
  25.   Oil and Water
  26.   Flux and Flow
  27.   Cactus in the Valley
  28.   Lions!
  29.   February Air
  30.   Lucky Ones
  31.   Child
  32.   Slow Down
  33.   Same Sea
  34.   Living In Another World by Dark Stars
  35.   Suspension
  36.   Peace Sign
  37.   Fourth Dimension
  38.   And Counting...
  39.   Romance Is...
  40.   Fall Back Down
  41.   Quiet
  42.   White
  43.   Banner
  44.   How We Do It
  45.   Portal
  46.   Frame and Focus
  47.   Heavy Rope
  48.   Day One
  49.   I Owe You One
  50.   World Falls Down by Lights
  51.   In the Dark I See
  52.   Up Up and Away

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