LIGHTS SHARES REIMAGINED ALBUM dEd
Alt-pop icon Lights has shared dEd, a reimagined version of her critically acclaimed album PƎP. Flipping the energetic, danceable record on its head (even the tracklist is reversed), dEd, breathes new life into the album’s 13 tracks with dreamy, electronic reinterpretations. dEd is available now via Fueled By Ramen.
“After each of my last four albums I’ve released acoustic counterparts – it’s something that fans expect at this point,” notes Lights. “But PƎP never felt like an acoustic thing to me. I actually haven’t picked up my acoustic guitar in a long time, it’s just not right for this era. PƎP is alt, hyper and vibrantly sarcastic, visually extravagant and exaggerated in all forms, so I wanted its counterpart to be the absolute opposite: dark, chill and electronic. I enjoyed really developing my production toolset, digging into the chill step genre, using heavy bass tones set on dreamy soundscapes. If PƎP is for dancing and feeling yourself, dEd is for driving and making out. After all, dEd is PEP turned PƎP down—even the tracklist is reversed.”
Lights announced dEd’s arrival last month with the release of “Voices Carry (dEd version),” stripping back the original recording and focusing on simple electronic elements and Lights’ clear, captivating vocals.
PƎP was heralded by early singles “In My Head (ft. Josh Dun)”, “Salt and Vinegar,” “Real Thing feat. Elohim,” “Prodigal Daughter.” The record racked up critical acclaim upon release, with NPR lauding the collection’s “insanely catchy hooks” and tipping the artist as “ready for world domination.” Popcrush raved, “…the LP effortlessly bounds across genres and provides the sonic pep talk we all need,” while Under The Radar attested, “PEP is a gift—cathartic, rebellious, intimate, and alive in its glow.” Single “In My Head (ft. Josh Dun),” premiered via Consequence, who raved about the “anthemic” song and praised the accompanying video which takes “…the unusual and avant garde to a new level.” EDM.com celebrated “Salt and Vinegar” for “bringing [Lights’] artistic vision full circle,” while Consequenceattested single “Prodigal Daughter” “…is a driving, infectious pop cut that shows off Lights’ enigmatic and soulful voice… she’s never sounded so uninhibited.” Rock Sound hailed the “vibrantly joyous” track and asserted, “it’s Lights at her most dominant, confident and unstoppable.”
Alongside the album release, Lights also shared “The Clinic,” a new side story based off Lights’ Skin&Earth comic series. Written and illustrated exclusively by Lights herself, the entire story is available to read now at www.visittheclinic.com.
1. Grip (dEd version)
2. Voices Carry (dEd version)
3. Okay Okay (dEd version)
4. Easy Money (dEd version)
5. Real Thing (dEd version)
6. Sparky (dEd version)
7. Rent (dEd version)
8. Jaws (dEd version)
9. Money In The Bag (dEd version)
10. Salt and Vinegar (dEd version)
11. Prodigal Daughter (dEd version)
12. In My Head (dEd version)
13. Beside Myself (dEd version)
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