Concert Review: Lights

The Canadian electropop musician Lights. (Photo courtesy of hellhoundmusic.com)

by Jade Hanley

Canadian electro-pop singer Lights lit up Irving Plaza on Wed., Oct. 29 with bass, piano, and black-and-white cookies.

She opened her 15 song set with “Meteorites,” track 9 off of her newly released album, “Little Machines.” The album debuted number 5 on Canadian charts and number 34 on the U.S. Billboard 200.

The concert balanced out well by alternating every other song with hits from her new album as well as ones from her old ones. This made old and new fans feel welcome. Some songs included “Muscle Memory,” “Speeding,” “Toes,” and “Flux and Flow.”

The 27-year-old singer has been living at a high pace recently, which she talked about during a quick intermission. She spoke of her worldwide tours, getting married, releasing an album, and having a baby, to which she described as “some cool shit.”

Feeling close with the crowd, she calmed the night down, and played an acoustic version of her song “Don’t Go Home Without Me,” an endearing love song she wrote towards her husband, whom which was holding their sleeping child on the balcony watching from above while she played. It was a touching moment to watch.

After the acoustic break, the concert hyped back up with bass and beats throughout the rest of the night, including a two-song encore and jokes about cheese and cookies.

She’s collaborated with artists in every genre from rap to metal to indie. If you like Yuna, Echosmith, or Owl City, check out Lights.