Canadian alt/pop artist Lights celebrates her recent signing to the Fueled By Ramen label (home to the likes of All Time Low, Paramore, and Twenty One Pilots, among others) with the announcement that her new album ‘Skin&Earth Acoustic’ will be released on July 12.
The record consists of seven stripped-back re-imaginings of seven of the tracks which appeared on her award-winning 2017 release, ‘Skin&Earth’, plus three brand new songs, ‘Lost Girls’, ‘Tabs’, and ‘Down Forever’. Lights revealed the music video for ‘Lost Girls’ earlier this month:
On top of this, Lights has just shared her newly-recorded version of the gorgeous ‘Skydiving’, which provides a showcase for her soft, yet soaring vocals. You can watch it here:
‘Skin&Earth’ was recorded, produced, and mixed by Lights, with the seven acoustic updates recorded directly in their corresponding environments, previously brought to life in the project’s accompanying graphic novel of the same title. Each track will be released alongside a visual showing the ambitious and sometimes arduous recording process, which was shot by her husband, Beau Bokan. Pre-order ‘Skin&Earth Acoustic’ here.
The Canadian songstress has just wrapped up a UK tour, including sold-out stops in Manchester, London and Glasgow. Additionally, Lights made her Slam Dunk Festival debut in Leeds and Hatfield. This Summer will see Lights head off on a very special, and nearly already sold-out, ‘Skin&Earth Acoustic Tour’ across North America; an intimate experience featuring new music along with a full band and string performances. Further information is available here.
Following the release of her deadmau5 collaboration, ‘Drama Free’, which also features on Netflix film Polar, Lights joined the acclaimed DJ/producer and fellow Canadian on stage at Ultra Music Festival in Miami this spring. You can relive all the action here. It has also been announced that Lights will be heading out as a featured guest on deadmau5’s US tour this Autumn. Tickets are available here.
The tracklisting for ‘Skin&Earth Acoustic is as follows:
1. Skydiving (Cliff Recording)
2. Until the Light (Truck Cab Recording)
3. Savage (Rain Recording)
4. New Fears (Bedroom Recording)
5. We Were Here (Tunnel Recording)
6. Kicks (River Recording)
7. Almost Had Me (Desert Recording)
9. Lost Girls
10. Down Forever