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Album Review – Lights: Midnight Machines

Lights: Midnight Machines
Released: April 8 2016

Imagine you took something and you stripped it down to its purest most emotional form and what was revealed was a beautiful, perfect piece of art. That is exactly what Lights has done with her new album Midnight Machines. Lights, a Canadian-born singer, songwriter, known for her electro-pop sound has once again released an acoustic album. Midnight Machines is composed of six acoustic renditions of previous songs from her album Little Machines along with two brand new songs. Her vocals are hauntingly good, combined with breathtaking acoustic guitar and various instruments this album captivates the listener right from it’s first song. The album has a mature confidence sound that is different from her previous albums.
Her acoustic breakdown of each song really highlights the lyrics and allows the listener to focus on both her vocals and words all the while constantly aware of the beautiful instrumental throughout the songs. If you bought the album for only the first song you would be completely satisfied. Her acoustic rendition of Up We Go is soft, elegant and soothing and is almost a completely different song than the original version. This album reminds fans just how talented and versatile of an artist Lights is. You can see lights play in Toronto May 2nd and 3rd at the Danforth Music Hall.


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