Canadian singer Lights has always been an artist willing to experiment with new sounds and genres. Known best for her EDM and dance pop music that draws heavily from synthesizers, Lights pulled a successful 180 with the release of her stunning acoustic album Siberia Acoustic in 2013.
With her new song and video for her latest single “Savage,” Lights is again proving that she is still a master of all genres. Creating a gripping track that feels equally at home in a smoky, dingy bar and a stadium full of screaming fans, “Savage” brings out the inner rock star in Lights, showcasing another side to the artist we’ve yet to hear.
In the new video just released this week, Lights holds court solo and fills up an empty parking garage with her flaming red hair and electric guitar. We don’t think anyone has ever rock so hard in a pair of Tevas.
In another scene, Lights stomps around in a rage as she pulls posters from wall and sings “What do you do when a man don’t love you / He takes the sun from the sky above you / How do you fix the damage / How do you break the habit / I never knew you could be so savage.” Savage, indeed.
“Savage” follows “Skydiving” and Skin & Earth‘s lead single “Giants,” which was released in June. In addition to being the title of Light’s upcoming fourth studio album, Skin & Earth is also the title of a comic series Lights has created. Written and illustrated in full by the multi-talented Lights, new issues will continue to arrive throughout the year in tandem with new music, with the full album dropping on September 22.
The comic series for Skin & Earth is described as the “story of a girl looking for hope in a hopeless world. Caught between romance and cults, gods and mortals, and just trying to find a good borscht, Enaia Jin is lead down a dark path by new lovers that reveal a twisted fantasy world and her own true nature. Set in a post-apocalyptic future where corporations rule, this adventurous tale of loneliness, deceit and self-discovery…”