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Lights, a.k.a. Valerie Poxleitner, has a voice like a computerized fairy, and all of the songs on her delicious debut are a perfect fit for her beautifully unique instrument. On the glittery opener, "Saviour," she sounds young and breathless, while the sassy "Second Go" finds her exploring her sensual side, with a slight R&B influence permeating the shimmering wall of synth that surrounds her. Poxleitner even sounds sweet singing over echoing indie sparseness on airy tunes like "The Last Thing on Your Mind."

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Flawless

Great album from start to finish. You won't regret buying this at all. Saviour and The Listening are two of the best song's I have heard in years. Overall just a great collection of songs. Lights is destined to be a superstar.

Happy Music

Every single time I listen to a Lights song, I smile. It never fails.

Instantly Relatable

I have listened to the album only once all the way through, and I instantly feel a connection to the songs. I've cried at Pretend (Reprise) every time I go back to it, and the amount of love coming through this album is absolutely phenomenal.

It is instantly relatable and immaculately constructed. This is an absolute must purchase album. One of a kind, unique sounds, and completely personal.

Biography

Born: April 11, 1987 in Timmins, Ontario, Canada

Genre: Pop

Years Active: '00s, '10s

Lights first cracked the Canadian charts in May 2008, when the debut single "Drive My Soul" introduced her synthesis of youthful, sellable alt-rock and contemporary synth pop. Born in April 1987 in Timmins, Ontario, Valerie Poxleitner spent her childhood traveling alongside her missionary parents. She also took up songwriting at an early age, using verses from the Bible to prompt titles for her new material. She began writing music for Sony/ATV Music Publishing at the age of 18; shortly thereafter,...
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The Listening, Lights
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  • $6.99
  • Genres: Pop/Rock, Music, Pop
  • Released: Jan 01, 2009

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