Friday, April 9, 2010

LIGHTS - Saviour

As I said in a previous post, electro-pop is an immensely popular genre at the moment.  Owl City has proved this with his success.  LIGHTS (yes it really is capitalized), who is currently on tour with Owl City, is also an artist of this infectious genre.  With the focus on bouncy synths and sweet lyrics, LIGHTS has created the catchy and bubbly "Saviour".  This song is from her debut album, The Listening.  It has recently been remixed by Adam Young, and this song isn't going to stop there.

LIGHTS is actually Lights Valerie Poxleitner.  She has created the "LIGHTS" label as a stage name of some sort.  Her voice is very unique.  It's quite high, with a glassy tone.  At first listen, you may be put off by it.  It took me a couple listens to get used to it, but when I did, I found out how great of a song "Saviour" is.  The main attraction of the tune is it's chorus.  It's very big and romantic with the lyrics, "I just wanna run to you - I need a saviour".  The melody, while somewhat simple, will be implanted in your brain for hours upon hearing it.

LIGHTS' album, The Listening, is out now.  If you like synth filled electro-pop songs with catchy beats, then LIGHTS is for you.  Her ability to create innocent and bright sounding pop songs will take her far.  "Saviour" is just the tip of the iceberg for her.  I would definitely check out this song, it grows on you.

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