Get ready for the weekend with a stripped-back rendition of the pop gem
Andrew Trendell

16:53 15th October 2015

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The weekend is coming, so get in the mood with the life-affirming pure joy of Lights.

Watch Lights perform 'Up We Go' for Gigwise's Office Sessions below

The shimmering gem highlight from Canadian sensation Lights Poxleitner's smash 2014 album, Little Machines, still flows with that awesome feel-good rush when stripped back to its bare bones. It certainly brightened up our day in the office when she stopped by. 

 Watch Lights perform 'Up We Go' in the Gigwise Office Sessions below

Gigwise: How did you find playing acoustic?

Lights: "Playing acoustic gets you into the songs more and makes you understand your vocals and your sensibilities but playing live with a band is the way the songs are supposed to be."

How did you get spotted when you were signed so young?

"I met my manager through Walmart ad when I was a teenager. I was modelling for them for a burgundy turtle neck which was $10, and my mom worked at Walmart at the time and I got paid 30 bucks to do this and the picture I sent out I was holding a guitar because I thought it would be cool because I was 15 and the make-up artists asked if I play music and she said 'why don’t you sing' and I got up and played a song. He passed my demo on to someone who ended up managing me. At that point I had been making music for a long time, I started writing when I was 11 and sort of producing when i was 13 with an eight track semi analog digital to zip disk."

What's next for Lights?

"Writing. Every gap is filled with writing. we’re doing this big Fall tour. And we just finished a stripped down version of it’s six songs from Little Machines and two new songs and we went in he studio and completely flipped the songs and sort of made a drunk late night version of the songs and brought a string quartet and cellist. It was incredible."

Little Machines by Lights is out now

For more information on Lights, find her on:
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