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5 minutes with: Lights

Lights is a Canadian singer/songwriter. She is currently on a NorthAmerican tour and will be performing at MacEwan Ballroom in CalgarySunday.

Lights is a Canadian singer/songwriter. She is currently on a North American tour and will be performing at MacEwan Ballroom in Calgary Sunday.

Tell me about the current tour and what you’ve been up to lately?

This tour is going to be fun because, well, it’s just the biggest headliner I’ve done to date and so that’s always challenging and exciting and gets you a little nervous, but in a good way. And we’re doing some new stuff on it, you know, I think it’s important to keep people that are repeat offenders, I guess, that keep coming back to the shows, entertained and seeing new stuff.

You’re known for your electro-pop style, what made you want to record some acoustic tracks?

One of those things that’s so important to any kind of music, no matter what genre, is the song itself. If you don’t have a good song, you really don’t have anything. It’s just a bunch of crap on top of something that sucks, so that’s one thing I really, really focus on. Knowing that, I always make sure that I can strip everything away from the song and you can still hear beauty when it’s just a voice and one instrument, then the true power of the song can come out. I really wanted to show people that side of things with that EP.

You have quite a few Canadian dates coming up on this tour, what’s it like performing on home soil?

It’s awesome, it’s always so fun. The excitement that you can feel in the room when you walk out on stage is something that’s really amazing. It’s just so much fun, and it gets more fun every time I do a show. I just feel a little more excitement every time I do a show, that way you know you’re doing the right thing.

Obviously this tour is just kicking off but what’s next? Are you working on anything else right now?

The single just came out so that’s going to be kind of fuelling our excitement for this tour and then over the winter I’m going to start working on a new record, so I’m hoping that can come out some time next year but I do need a lot more time. I’ve been straight touring, it’s hard to write when you’re on the road.

 
 
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