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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.   Toes
  9.   Second Go
  10.   Everybody Breaks a Glass
  11.   Oil and Water
  12.   Muscle Memory
  13.   Quiet
  14.   Speeding
  15.   Portal
  16.   Day One
  17.   Slow Down
  18.   Running with the Boys
  19.   Pretend
  20.   Meteorites
  21.   Fourth Dimension
  22.   And Counting...
  23.   My Boots
  24.   Romance Is...
  25.   From All Sides
  26.   Child
  27.   How We Do It
  28.   Face Up
  29.   Don't Go Home Without Me
  30.   Same Sea
  31.   Peace Sign
  32.   Flux and Flow
  33.   Cactus in the Valley
  34.   Fall Back Down
  35.   White
  36.   Lucky Ones
  37.   Living In Another World by Dark Stars
  38.   Frame and Focus
  39.   Where the Fence Is Low
  40.   Suspension
  41.   Banner
  42.   The Listening
  43.   Lions!
  44.   February Air
  45.   Heavy Rope
  46.   I Owe You One
  47.   The Last Thing on Your Mind
  48.   River
  49.   World Falls Down
  50.   World Falls Down by Lights
  51.   In the Dark I See
  52.   Up Up and Away

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