Mind Equals Blown caught up with Canadian synthpop singer Lights in a Q&A. The emo hair sporting artist talked about how their sold-out show in New Orleans was “gnarly and hot”, how each song comes together its own unique way, how recording live electronic is ironic for the genre, collaborating with Holy F*ck, wanting to make music that takes the listener away for 3 1/2 minutes and be a reminder of “apple pie”, wanting to team up with 50 Cent, her belief that people are getting tired of so much perfection in music and desiring a return to a more natural sound – mistakes and all.
“You hear these stories about some of these huge rock stars who have lost touch with reality, you wonder how that happens, at what point that happens. I know I haven’t,” Lights said when asked about musicians becoming larger than life and worshipped to some extend. “I don’t know if it’s due to my family, or my connection with my fans. I’m always making sure I try to meet people when I can, or keeping myself on a ground level and having good friends around – your team around you! They’re important. If you have people around you who are telling you ‘yes’ all of the time, you’re never going to know reality.”
Listen to the interview via Soundcloud below.