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Lights Announces New Album ‘Little Machines’, Streams Single ‘Up We Go’

Written by Greg Moskovitch on July 23, 2014

Lights has announced her new album, Little Machines, will be available Friday, 19th September. To celebrate her third full-length release, the singular Ontarian electro-pop impressionist has shared the album’s uplifting first single, Up We Go, which readers can get by pre-ordering the album via iTunes.

Lights announced the details and release date of Little Machines after a 10-day social media countdown, during which the singer shared a selfie every day featuring the number of days left till the big announcement. Readers can check out the whole series over on Lights’ Facebook page.

“I think we captured a timeless electronic sound and I’m really proud of it,” said Lights, real name Valerie Anne Poxleitner, of the new album (via Mxdwn). “This record felt like a triumph after a hard dry spell. I turned to poetry, art and female songwriting legends and found myself writing about nostalgia and naivety and enjoying music again. It feels like a complete journey, from front to back.”

The album’s first single serves a metaphor for the album as a whole. The punchy, synth-pop production provides a soaring and glittering soundbed for Poxleitner’s motivational lyrics, which lead into an anthemic, impossibly catchy chorus. A new direction from 2011’s harsher-sounding Siberia.

Check out all of this week’s new music right here!

Listen: Lights – Up We Go

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