The only trouble was the next album refused to come. Despite having Siberia’s artistic risk-taking validated by positive reviews and strong sales, Lights couldn’t come up with a note or a lyric she liked for the follow-up and descended into a bottomless pit of self-doubt. It’s astonishing to think that a musician who’s demonstrated so much flagrant promise and confidence from an early age might wind up stricken with fear that it was all over by her mid- 20s, but that’s what happened: Lights was convinced she’d run out of things to say. It was a case, as she puts it, of “the worst writer’s block ever.”
“In the moment, I spent so many nights just bawling,” Lights concedes over a cocktail and a nibble at Sneaky Dee’s, the hallowed Toronto punk-rock eatery and live venue where she was once a beloved enough regular to have an entire dish – the “Cactus in the Valley” nachos – named in her honour. “‘What am I gonna do? I don’t have it anymore. I’ve just lost it […] I was so uninspired. And when you’re uninspired, everything sounds bad. So I just stopped listening to music. I didn’t enjoy anything. I was just living in frustrated silence.”— oh my god BB LIGHTS NOOOO [x] (via findourselvesinsiberia)
Oil & water I think is my favorite right now over all. Child’s also got pretend feels all over it. I had anticipated it was about becoming a mother, which well, it is. But since i cant relate to ever wanting to mother a child, i saved that one last and expected to be withdrawn from it (dumbest assuption. You really make an ass of u and me, or on this case ass out of me and me but i digress- lesson learned: thou shalt never judge a song by its title. I mean hello that should sound familiar I mean right) I totally retract saying Lights is like Charzard to Charmander. She is Lightning that strikes all the pokemon down
Idk where I’m going with this.
I am very berry pleased
So Little Machines has grown on me.
Its taken much more listening and I never *not* liked it. I was just hung up on the sound. But I’ve been listening to it all day, and I’m constantly grooving.
cause it feels guuuuuud
Remember how I said I wanted BSG to cover more media overall? Television shows, Movies, and more? Well, today I bring to you my first — and probably last, Album coverage. And I had to do this one, just cause I was overly excited and felt like covering it.
One of my favorite artist, Lights, is…
You mean September 23?
Wow I do not like what I’m hearing. This whole album sounds…sleepy? Like minus a couple songs, it’s just an orgy of 80s-synth paired with reverb vocals that makes me feel like I should be swaying in a corner at a high school dance.All the songs sound uncomfortably similar upon first listen, which…
I feel the same way ://