Lights has just announced that she will be releasing a new acoustic album: Midnight Machines on April 8th with Warner Bros Records. The album will be comprised of six songs from her third album Little Machines along with two completely brand new songs. The album became available for pre-order today.
The two brand new singles on the album are called “Follow You Down” and “Head Cold” and the leading single is an acoustic version of her song “Meteorites.” The music video for “Meteorites” was just released today on Nylon.
“Midnight Machines is more than just an acoustic record, it’s a complete reinvention of some of the songs from Little Machines,” said Lights. I worked with a string section and my band to create this ultra vibey, late night version. Making the video for “Meteorites” was almost as interesting to work on because I had to learn the song backwards and sped up to create the slow surreality of the shots.”
Midnight Machines is Lights’ third acoustic release. It became a tradition for her to release an acoustic version of her studio albums after her first record. This one is unique because she worked with a string quartet for the first time to bring new life to her completely distinctive electro-pop music.
Another exclusive feature to Midnight Machines is that it is available via a D2C offer that includes a digital MP3, a special clear disc physical LP, an original hand-autographed 11″ x 17″ limited-edition canvas poster, and access to a live and intimate online streaming event hosted by Lights where she will answer fan questions and perform tracks from the new album.
The final announcement from today was that Lights will be performing special acoustic shows this year in the US and Canada.
05/03 Toronto, ON Danforth Music Hall
05/04 New York, NY Webster Hall
05/12 Los Angelos, CA El Rey
05/14 Vancouver, BC The Vogue
Little Machines won the JUNO Award for Pop Album of the Year in 2015 and includes the platinum-selling single “Up We Go”. The album also led to extensive touring and sold-out headline shows across North America and Europe, and last spring Lights took to the stage at Coachella, and toured alongside One Republic.
01. Up We Go
02. Same Sea
03. Follow You Down
05. Don’t Go Home Without Me
06. Running With The Boys
07. Head Cold
08. Muscle Memory