When Lights first hit the music scene in 2008, she was just a songwriter with a synth and a dream. This admirable self-reliance is rare in popâ€”in fact, Lights, signed a publishing deal at 16 and began writing songs for other artistsâ€”but after her 2008 self-titled debut EP (precocious enough to earn her a best new artist Juno) and gold-selling full-length follow-up The Listening, Lights was ready to open herself up to collaborations on her unexpectedly experimental album Siberia.
She also opened up her sound with grimy beats and sonic minimalism. This dirtier direction came from collaborating with Holy F**k, a fellow Juno-winning, electronic influenced Canadian act who she met when both played the dance stage at last year's Reading and Leeds festivals in the UK.
Impressed by their "grime and grit,"she decided to see what might happen when she infused her pop sensibilities with their experimental tendencies.
Her up-for-anything experimentations with Holy Fuck produced an astoundingly eclectic album that belies its snow white title. Siberia's beats skitter and thwack, the retro electronics fire like decomposing lasers and the analog synths dirty up her trademark pretty melodies, propelling Lights' emotion-soaked but still cute croon into her sprawling, imperfect new sound.
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