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Lights Discusses Growing Up With Her 'Misfit' Fans: Alt In Our Stars Podcast

Lights photographed on Parahoy's second voyage on March 8, 2016.

Lights photographed on Parahoy's second voyage on March 8, 2016.

By the time Lights announced she was performing the 2016 Parahoy! Cruise, the ship was already sold out. Fortunately, the charismatic musician has a devoted fan base, which also happens to overlap a good deal with Paramore’s. Lights rocked songs like “Toes” and “Up We Go” across three well-attended sets on the Norwegian Pearl, and found time on the cruise’s final day at sea (March 8) for an appearance on the Alt In Our Stars podcast.

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“Paramore fans are super sweet,” Lights tells host Chris Payne. “It kind of reminds me of my fanbase in that everybody’s kind of misfits and they find themselves in the fanship… that’s their people.”

Lights, who is readying the April 8 release of her new mini-album Midnight Machines, reflected on where her journey through life has taken her. She’s a World of Warcraft diehard (an in-game item was named after her) but she notes how she hasn’t been able to play as much lately. Priorities change, as Lights can certainly attest -- she was sailing on Parahoy! with her two-year old daughter Rocket, and the wonder of watching her grow is obvious when she talks about her. Lights reflects on getting her start on MySpace and then fast-forwards through the journey she’s taken with her fans: “we’re all growing up together.”

For all this, in addition to some chatter on Titanic, the Titanic, life at sea, and much more, check out the podcast above.

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