Lights



Lights
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Rating
Active
2006
Born
April 11, 1987 in Timmins
Location
Toronto, Canada
A.K.A.
Valerie Anne Poxleitner, Canadian indie pop/electropop
Biography
Lights (born Valerie Anne Poxleitner; April 11, 1987) is a Canadian synthpop and electropop musician, singer, and songwriter. Some of her notable singles include "Drive My Soul", "February Air", "Ice", "Second Go", "Toes", and "Up We Go". Lights tours extensively to support her recordings. In 2009, she was awarded the Juno Award for New Artist of the Year. Starting in early 2008, Lights toured cities in the Great Lakes region, in both Canada and the United States. In late 2008, she toured the United States. In August 2008, Lights signed a record deal with Toronto-based label Underground Operations.
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1 1 Thoughts  1 1 Eurekas
2 months ago
As best as I can tell, this is a modern Cinderella tale. Let's take, at first the images at face value: She's leaving her home or a familiar place on a busy highway at dusk, and reminiscing at the sights where she's made memories as the drive forward pushes them out of sight. Then things get more metaphorical, describing that she cannot see where she is, only that forces beyond her control have brought her there. The lyrics pause, leaving our hero floating in chaos. We return to our hero petitioning her intellect and her senses to give her a clue as to where she is - and accepting she has lost her old self and found her new self, as all hero tales go. Upon finding herself in this new world, she expresses the desire for the companionship and courage of her own heart, a vestage of her old self she feels will serve her well in her new place - a deep truth of human existence, so another pause of reflection in the lyrics. We return to find our hero out of the darkness and standing in the light, and search for order, and does so with the sidewalks below. She imagines trying to cut free of whatever entanglements, or cultural obligations she's committed to but resigns her life, forever to whomever extended the invitation to her to leave her old world. She consciously accepts this new arrangement with her partner, taking on their values as her own, admitting that these were (after all) the very qualities that drew her in, to accept the invitation toward their portal, an imagistic representation of the bridegroom carrying his new bride over the threshold into his house, that he has prepared ahead of time for her. I'm not sure if this is a tale of two young people eloping or perhaps how the artist imagines what the experience of a common girl marying into a royal might be like, i.e., Cinderella.

Top Songs by Lights


Little Machines (Deluxe Version)

Up We Go

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Cactus In The Valley (feat. Owl City) [Acoustic]

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River - Acoustic Version

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Siberia (acoustic)

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Peace Sign (acoustic)

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Siberia (feat. Max Kerman) [Acoustic]

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Little Machines

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Little Machines (Deluxe Version)

Running With the Boys

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Peace Sign (feat. Coeur de Pirate) [Acoustic]

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Little Machines (Deluxe Version)

Lucky Ones

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Albums, Releases & Mixtapes


Skin&Earth

Skin&Earth

Lights September 22, 2017

14 Tracks

Running With The Boys

Running With The Boys

Lights February 10, 2017

1 Tracks

Meteorites (Acoustic)

Meteorites (Acoustic)

Lights October 7, 2016

1 Tracks

Midnight Machines

Midnight Machines

Lights April 8, 2016

8 Tracks

Up We Go (Borgeous Remix)

Up We Go (Borgeous Remix)

Lights November 14, 2014

2 Tracks

Little Machines

Little Machines

Lights September 23, 2014

14 Tracks

Little Machines (Deluxe Version)

Little Machines (Deluxe Version)

Lights September 19, 2014

14 Tracks

Meteorites

Meteorites

Lights April 25, 2014

1 Tracks

Siberia (acoustic)

Siberia (acoustic)

Lights April 30, 2013

11 Tracks

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