Canadian singer-songwriter Lights premiered the new single "Up We Go" on Tuesday (July 22). The inspiring synth-pop tune previews her upcoming album Little Machines.
Lights burst onto the music scene in 2008 with sweet pop tracks like "Drive My Soul" and "February Air." The infectious singles led to her debut album The Listening the following year. She kept the momentum going with the sophomore record Siberia in 2011. After getting married and later having a baby with Beau Bokan of Blessthefall, Lights took some time off to focus on family and new inspirations for music. She is now ready to get back to her musician duties with the new album Little Machines.
"Up We Go" is the lead single from Lights' Little Machines. Her signature synth-pop sound is given a harder edge with a drum machine and grimy electronic beats. Rays of synths, though, lead to track's familiarly bubbly chorus wrapped up in words of encouragement. Always one to cheer on the underdog, her airy voice sings, "From down this road, it's only up we go, up we go." Lights returns with a formidable pop tune featuring some hallmarks of the singer's beloved past hits.
With the premiere of "Up We Go" also came an announcement about the release date for Lights' next album Little Machines. She will drop the new record on Sept. 23. In support of her new music, Lights will also kick off a tour in Kitchener, Ontario on Oct. 2. Her trek will later touch down in the U.S. on Oct. 23, reaching cities like Los Angeles, Boston and New York. Full tour dates are posted on Light's official website.
Lights' last album Siberia was released in Oct. 2011 and it peaked at no. 47 on Billboard's albums chart. "Up We Go" is now available on iTunes.