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Artist Spotlight: Lights


If you are a person looking for a musician that makes really good electro-pop music and also owns a giant black cat then look no further. Lights is the musician you’ve been searching for.

At the age of 18, Lights moved to the 6ix and legally changed her name from Valerie to Lights. She has released lots of music over the past 10 years of her career: 3 studio albums, 2 acoustic rendition albums and 2 EPs.

She just finished up touring for her latest acoustic album Midnight Machines, which was the acoustic reworking of Little Machines. Midnight Machines featured 6 songs that had been previously released and 2 new songs. She is now working on her next album!

Last month, Lights released a song called “Warrior”. The song was created by an EDM musician named Steve James and she performs vocals on the track. She calls the song her “personal pep talk pump up jam”. We’d have to agree that the song does pump you up and makes you feel like a warrior.

As we all eagerly await a new album from Lights, we would recommend diving into her back catalog. If you have no idea what to check out first, we’d recommend the song “Face Up”, the whole Siberia acoustic album, and the song “Don’t Go Home Without Me”.

The very last thing that makes Lights so cool is her giant cat Stanley. He’s pretty much as big as she is and he looks like a very nice cat. She has pictures on her Instagram if you want to see.

Madeline Cronin
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Madeline is a writer for At The Barricade, along with many other online music outlets.

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