The Canadian music industry is abuzz about Little Machines, the new album by Timmins-born artist Lights. This is her third studio album and, personally, it’s definitely my favourite. I’ve been following Lights’ career since the Myspace days when she was in an Old Navy commercial, which featured a song of hers. The past year, I’ve been tracking her on Instagram and have seen photos of her in the studio, touring the country, saying goodbye here and there to her husband (who is also a touring musician), going through pregnancy, and becoming a mother…. Needless to say, it’s been a big year for her. Lights has really grown into a beautiful woman and artist over the years.
This transformation is truly reflected in the new album. If you’re not familiar with Lights’ music, she has a sweet voice, synth-pop style, and sings honest lyrics about love and life. That couldn’t be more true with Little Machines. It’s always fun watching Lights create beats with her keyboards, midi boards, iPads, and whatever else she seems to get her hands on. With this album, the beats mesh well with Lights’ voice and her singing is stronger than ever. I’m really excited about this release and am loving the tracks ‘Child’, ‘Slow Down’, and ‘Oil and Water’, to only name a few. If you’ve heard ‘Up We Go’, you might be noticing it’s slowly starting to turn into a bit of an anthem. I truly love this album and couldn’t recommend it more — Little Machines in its entirety is solid and enjoyable. Pick it up at any local music store. A tour has just been announced so make sure you check out the dates here! Follow her on Twitter and ‘Like’ her on Facebook.
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