The singer turned 18 two weeks ago.
In the lead-up to the Nov. 6 midterm elections, Billboard reached out to artists across the musical spectrum with a simple request: Complete the phrase "I'm voting because..." Below is the answer from Lydia Night, lead singer of The Regrettes, who just turned 18 and is excited to vote in her first election. Concerned about the environment, women's safety and healthcare, Night summed up why she's voting in a simple phrase: "Because I'm scared."
I’m voting because I am a young woman in America and therefore, I need to. By not voting, I would be saying, “Hey world! I love the way you are! You are so perfect and changing anything about you would be ridiculous!” Yeah, um, no. That is far from reality, so I am choosing to do one of the easiest things I can do to actually try and be a real human in society, fighting for what I believe in. I need to vote because I don’t want [alleged] sexual predators to sit in our oval office. I need to vote because if i’m ever assaulted, I want to live in a country where people believe me. I need to vote because I’m angry.