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LIGHTS

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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 became a vibrant and 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. The album peaked at number seven on the Canadian albums chart and eventually achieved gold status. In 2011, Lights returned with her sophomore full-length album, Siberia. Produced with Brian Borcherdt and Graham Walsh of Toronto's indie electronic ensemble Holy Fuck, the album showcased a mature, sonically sophisticated sound. Two years later, Lights delivered Siberia Acoustic, which featured her performing reworked acoustic versions of songs off Siberia. Lights' third studio album, Little Machines, appeared in 2014. Recorded while she was pregnant with her first child with husband and blessthefall lead singer Beau Bokan, the album showcased her return to a more melodic if no less electronic-inclined sound. The album debuted at number five in Canada and won the 2015 Juno Award for Pop Album of the Year. As she did with Siberia, Lights followed Little Machines with the acoustic album Midnight Machines. In 2017, she returned with her fourth studio album, Skin & Earth, featuring the singles "Giants" and "Savage," the latter of which featured Twenty One Pilots drummer Josh Dun. A multi-media concept album centering on a female protagonist in a post-apocalyptic world, Skin & Earth was also accompanied by a comic book. ~ Andrew Leahey
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LIGHTS

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Albums by
LIGHTS

Top Songs by
LIGHTS

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

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