If it's possible to have a coming of age at 27, look no further than Lights as an example. Her most recent album, the stellar electronic LP Little Machines
, finds Lights not only at her most vulnerable, but her most confident as well.
And, rightly so. The journey between 2011's Siberia
and Little Machines
was riddled with writer's block, poetry, and the onset of motherhood. (Lights and husband Beau Bokan welcomed their daughter, Rocket Wild, to the world back in February.) So, like any creative faced with something as big as parenthood, the question of whether to stop or keep going presented itself. But, when you've permanently changed your name to your stage name, the option of not
making isn't really an option.
And, thus, Little Machines
came about: a collection of 11 tracks that sparkle with grown up musings and the innocence of new discovery. It's Lights at her brightest. It's Lights reborn and that's just the beginning.
Photographed by Aliya Naumoff; Make Up by Clarissa Luna; Hair by Casey Geren