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Midnight Machines & Meteorites — Magical New Music From Lights

Posted on March 07, 2016

There’s nothing like an acoustic song to turn a day from meh to magical.

If you’re on the same brain waves as us on that one, get ready for more than a minute of magic. On March 4, 2016 Lights released information that Midnight Machines — the follow up acoustic album to Little Machines, will be available to all on April 8. The announcement was one fans had been expecting, with Lights’ acoustic follow up albums becoming a trend — that we totally adore!


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Midnight Machines is more than just an acoustic record, it’s a complete reinvention of some of the songs from Little Machines,” said Lights in a press release. “I worked with a string section and my band to create this ultra vibey, late night version.”

The dreamy version to come features six reworked songs from Little Machines:Up We Go,” “Same Sea,” “Meteorites,” “Don’t Go Home Without Me,” “Running With the Boys” and “Muscle Memory” —  as well as two brand never before heard tracks, “Head Cold,” and “Follow You Down.

Can’t wait to hear the whole album? Neither can we!!! Well we’re about to fill you in on a sweet little distraction to combat the anticipation.

Remember seeing Lights post this behind the scenes pic a few months back?

The teaser has been driving our excitement & now all the pieces are fitting together. With the acoustic album announcement, Lights’ released a video too — for “Meteorites,” which premiered on Nylon:

The delicate song gets an equally delicate, atmospheric video. It finds LIGHTS exploring the coastline, sometimes in reverse motion. The result is a warmly lush visual that reads like a perfect Instagram come to life. Her story of finding your place in the world, relishing in it, and seeking greatness is not lost. Rather, it’s amplified and emboldened by the video. Press play and get lost in the moment for a bit. Your journey into the weekend is guaranteed smooth sailing.

Watch it here, on repeat, until April:

Did she actually film the song in reverse? Yes indeed:

Making the video for Meteorites was almost as interesting to work on because I had to learn the song backwards and sped up to create the slow surreality of the shots.” said Lights in the press release.