Rising Canadian star discusses her new acoustic album and gives an update on her next full-length.
Last month, Toronto-based singer-songwriter Valerie Anne Poxleitner, better known as Lights, released "Siberia Acoustic," an intimate reworking of her 2011 album, "Siberia." The electronic-based pop artist has once again shaken up her sonic palette, and along with a stripped-down performance at Billboard's New York studio, Lights sat down with Billboard.com's Chris Payne to discuss the motivation behind her acoustic album.
"I'm really active on social media and I look to see what people are responding to," says Lights, "so I put out my first acoustic EP a couple years ago, and people kind of started expecting acoustic [releases]. So I just decided to do 'Siberia Acoustic.'"
After releasing her debut studio album "The Listening" in 2009, Lights scored the Juno Award for New Artist of the Year that year. Now that "Siberia Acoustic" has reached the masses, a proper third album is in the works -- although Lights admits that her next project has progressed slowly, and that she's fine with that.