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Lights releases song in four languages

She sings in English, French, Tagalog and Spanish.

January 24, 2018

Never one to shy away from futuristic, otherworldly influences, Valerie Anne Poxleitner AKA Lights has launched her a single off her upcoming album, Skin & Earth in expectedly innovation fashion. With her breakout single, “Drive my Soul,” approaching its 10-year anniversary, the Timmins, Ontario artist has not only become symbolic of a particular moment in Canadian music history—sandwiched between the the post-indie Canadiana and pre-Grimes era—but has also consistently reestablished the boundaries of her own music.

In a recent announcement, she revealed that the previously-released single “Giants,” would have a version in not one, not two, not three, but four different languages. Singing in English, French, Tagalog and Spanish, the new song arrives alongside an interactive, online scavenger hunt and a 6-part comic book series that Poxleitner wrote and drew herself.

She describes the narrative approach of the album and comics below:

Skin & Earth is a story of a girl looking for hope in a hopeless world. Caught between romance and cults, gods and mortals, and just trying to find a good borscht, Enaia Jin is lead down a dark path by new lovers that reveal a twisted fantasy world and her own true nature.

Set in a post-apocalyptic future where corporations rule, this adventurous tale of loneliness, deceit and self-discovery begins here. 

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