LIGHTS TO RELEASE NEW ACOUSTIC ALBUM, MIDNIGHT MACHINES, APRIL 8
NORTH AMERICAN DATES ANNOUNCED
Electro-pop artist Lights unveiled Midnight Machines, an album comprised of six acoustic songs from her third studio album Little Machines (September 2014), plus two brand new songs, set for April 8 release via Warner Bros. Records. Midnight Machines is available for pre-order starting today. The never-before-heard tracks are “Follow You Down” and “Head Cold”, and the leading single is an acoustic version of “Meteorites”. The video for the acoustic version of “Meteorites”, which was shot in Toronto, premiered on NYLON today. Check out the video here.
“Midnight Machines is more than just an acoustic record, it’s a complete reinvention of some of the songs from Little Machines,” said Lights. I worked with a string section and my band to create this ultra vibey, late night version. Making the video for Meteorites was almost as interesting to work on because I had to learn the song backwards and sped up to create the slow surreality of the shots.”
Midnight Machines is Lights’ third acoustic album, a tradition that started when she reinterpreted her first studio release, and it has carried through on every album. This time, Lights worked with a string quartet on completely new and full arrangements that breathe completely different life into their electro-rock counterparts.
Midnight Machines is also available via a special D2C offer that includes a digital MP3, a special clear disc physical LP, an original hand-autographed 11″ x 17″ limited-edition canvas poster, and access to a live and intimate online streaming event hosted by Lights where she will answer fan questions and perform tracks from the new album. Get the special D2C offer here.
Midnight Machines tracklisting:
1. Up We Go
2. Same Sea
3. Follow You Down
5. Don’t Go Home Without Me
6. Running With The Boys
7. Head Cold
8. Muscle Memory
Also announced today, Lights will perform acoustically for fans in select cities, including New York and Los Angeles. Tour dates below and tickets here.
Acoustic Tour Dates:
May 3 @ Danforth Music Hall in Toronto, ON
May 4 @ Webster Hall in New York, NY
May 12 @ El Rey in Los Angeles, CA
May 14 @ The Vogue in Vancouver, BC
Leading into album release, Lights will embark on a five day UK tour making stops in Glasgow, Manchester, Brighton and two nights in London. Lights has also been invited by Paramore to play Parahoy! this month, alongside Chvrches and X Ambassadors, sailing from Miami to Mexico over four days. The sold-out cruise will include intimate gigs, and a chance to get up-close and personal with all the artists performing.
Little Machines won the JUNO Award for Pop Album of the Year in 2015 and includes the platinum-selling single “Up We Go”. Little Machines also led to extensive touring and sold-out headline shows across North America and Europe, and last spring Lights took to the stage at Coachella, and toured alongside One Republic.
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