LIGHTS RELEASES NEW ALBUM
JUNO AWARD WINNING SONGSTRESS’ SOPHOMORE ALBUM ‘SIBERIA’
RELEASED OCTOBER 4
GUEST PRODUCERS INCLUDE GRAHAM WALSH & BRIAN BORCHERDT FROM ACCLAIMED INDIE-ELECTRO BAND HOLY FUCK
1ST Single “Toes” At Radio Tomorrow & Available Digitally August 16 Artist Leaked Track “Everybody Breaks A Glass” feat. Shad, Already Over 100k Online Hits: http://music.iamlights.com
(TORONTO – August 4, 2011) – Canadian electronic-rock maven, Lights is back with the release of her sophomore full-length album, Siberia (Universal Music Canada / Lights Music) on October 4, 2011.
“Making this second record was similar to making my first in that I completely discovered myself as an artist all over again,” said Lights. “I've evolved and I've grown more into myself; I'm so excited about the direction of this new album.”
Siberia was co-produced by Lights and her trusted collaborator, Thomas “Tawgs” Salter. Special guest producers include Graham Walsh & Brian Borcherdt from the Canadian indie-electro outfit, Holy Fuck. The duo initially met Lights to record a couple of songs, but their artistic synergies clicked and eventually they completed nine tracks (including “Everybody Breaks A Glass” “Toes”), peppering Siberia with Holy Fuck’s edgy organic grit and merging them with LIGHTS’ trademark synth-pop sounds.
"Thankfully, Lights was open to letting Brian and I take a hold of her songs, and really mess them up. In the end, I think we were able to add a very interesting dark stain to them...in a good way!" - Graham Walsh, Holy Fuck.
The first official single from Siberia, is the infectious dance track “Toes” co-written and produced with Tawgs, featuring Holy Fuck. “Toes” will be serviced to radio tomorrow, while fans can purchase the song digitally on iTunes August 16.
Lights fans were treated to a sneak peak of Siberia on July 17 when she leaked the track, “Everybody Breaks A Glass” (“EBAG”) on www.iamlights.com. The track features an appearance by Toronto’s lyrically gifted rapper, Shad who Lights met through a mutual friend and eventually collaborated on two tracks (“EBAG” & “Flux and Flow”). True to her artistic form, with magic markers and laptop in-tow, Lights created a lyric video for “EBAG” which has generated almost 120 000 views in less than two weeks. See it here http://youtu.be/LEBLCoNVwds.
Lights’ debut full-length, The Listening (2009) garnered Gold Certification and featured the singles “Saviour”, “Second Go”, “Drive My Soul”. In 2009, she took home the coveted Juno Award for “Best New Artist”.
For the latest Lights news, visit www.iamlights.com or follow her on www.facebook.com/lights along with well over half a million fans.
Stay tuned and online for Fall 2011 tour dates that will be announced shortly.
SIBERIA TRACK LISTING:
2. Where the Fence is Low
5. Everybody Breaks a Glass
6. Heavy Rope
7. Timing is Everything
8. Peace Sign
9. Cactus in the Valley
11. Flux and Flow
12. Fourth Dimension
13. And Counting …
14. Day One