It was back in June that Lights provided fans with some much needed reprieve from the chaotic year we’d had with her synthwave album, How To Sleep When You’re On Fire. Now, the Canadian alt queen has entered the chat once again, announcing a once-off live stream event to go down at the iconic Joshua Tree. It’s even going to take place at an Australian friendly time.
Happening Wednesday, 18th November @ 8pm ET, or for our Australian readers, Thursday, 19th November @ 12pm AEDT, Lights will be bringing her 2020 record Dead End to life, something it’s been denied since its release on account of the global pandemic.
Accompanied by her production partner in crime MYTH, Lights has plotted quite the audio visual display in the middle of the desert, juxtaposing the harsh natural environment with a hefty dose of strobes, a massive display screen and all the gear and moves to boot.
Taking to Twitter, Lights explains: “I had big plans to do a lot with the remix set in 2020 with [MYTH]. We rehearsed and rehearsed and built in interludes and alternate live versions, visuals and special moments. When everything changed I decided to focus it on one show…”
With one foot firmly planted in the world of alternative music, Dead End sees Lights stomp the other foot freely into the worlds of EDM, pop and synth. The release also featured reworked singles from previous releases including ‘Up We Go’, and Skin&Earth heavy-hitter ‘Savage’.
For the die hards, Lights will also be giving select fans the chance to get up close and personal, with a Zoom Q&A taking place after the stream ends. You’ll need to grab yourself some merch to get in the running – you can hit Lights’ ‘gram for more information.
To catch the performance, all you’ll need to do is hit Lights’ official YouTube channel at the above time and date.