Indie Pop Rock Cutie LIGHTS Up Danbury
The Heirloom Arts Theatre in Danbury, Connecticut is a relatively small and intimate music theatre that I had never been to before, but Wednesday night I headed out to see the pretty, sweet-sounding talent, LIGHTS. Largely popular on the independent music scene, the spunky songstress proves to be building success and fans by touring this spring.
No worries for me though, there was a sweet 21+ section on a loft above the entrance, where the view was just as good as the view from the sea of youngsters still growing. The people upstairs were tattooed, good-looking and trendy, giving me all the ingredients for quality ogling. Yes, I am that person.
LIGHTS is a Canada native who became largely popular throughout her homeland in 2009 with the release of her debut album, The Listening. Winning awards such as Best New Artist at the 2009 Juno Awards, LIGHTS has also been nominated for a handful of others, at smaller, international shows.
After getting through her opening act, Carousel, LIGHTS hit the small stage looking absolutely adorable. Total girl crush over here. With tons of energy throughout the show, the 25 year-old addressed the crowd on several occasions, thanking Danbury for coming out, for supporting her… the typical artist-to-fan chit-chat mid-show.
Mad props to your girl Sarah for taking one of the only non-nauseating videos of her title track, “Siberia.”
I was moving a little- nothing crazy like my wild child hippie show dancing routines- but this was just the type of music where staring and swaying was totally acceptable. I guess I was just not used to it.
She played most songs off her album Siberia, including “Banner,” and “Suspension,” but when she played my favorite “Fourth Dimension,” I was officially zoned in. She played her keyboard without slowing down the energy her body gave off to the room, but it was the heavy beats that accompanied her band that gave it a dubstep feel.
Hey, there is nothing wrong with that. Depending on what you are doing, where you are, and how you want to feel, dubstep is fun to listen to. Here, listen to my favie, “Fourth Dimension,” and feel the dubstep sneaking in after her adorable vocals. Due to the lack of decent videos any one fan took the other night, I was left with no other option than this: