Congratulations to Lights!
The pop star recently joined the Fueled By Ramen family! On Tuesday (May 14), the Canadian singer revealed that she had joined Fueled By Ramen’s artists roster which includes Panic! at the Disco, All Time Low, Dashboard Confessional, Paramore, Twenty One Pilots, and more. But, signing to a new record label is not the only think the musician had up her sleeve; she also revealed plans to unleash a new album later this year.
Titled Skin&Earth Acoustic, the upcoming release is due out July 12. Skin&Earth Acoustic will include seven acoustic versions of tracks taken from 2017’s Skin&Earth album as well as three new tracks. The album was recorded, produced, and mixed by the artist while the seven acoustic tracks were recorded in their corresponding environments (tunnel, river, desert, etc.).
In conjunction with all the new announcements, Lights has released the music video for the album’s first single, “Lost Girls.” Taking to Twitter, Lights dedicated the new song to her followers.
“To every girl told she wasn’t enough. Or she was too much. That she was too proud, or too insecure. Too square, too slutty. Too butch or too pussy. Too “maybe stop eating,” too “eAt a BuRgEr.” Too ugly, too made up. To every woman who spent her life thinking she was lost.”
She continues: “Now here we sit, on top a mad world, a lil bruised from years of being told we couldn’t get it right, now here we sit, behind the wheel of the vehicle that used to drive by screaming all these things we should be, now here we sit, finally proud that we were lost girls all along.”
Watch the music video for “Lost Girls” above.
Because a new home, new album, and new music video weren’t enough, Lights also announced a summertime tour to coincide with the album’s release. Dubbed the Skin&Earth Acoustic Tour, the outing was described as “an intimate experience featuring new music along with a full band and string performances.”
The summertime trek includes stops in Boston, Philadelphia, New York, London (Ontario), Atlanta, Austin, Los Angeles, and more. The tour kicks off on July 24 at the House of Blues in Chicago and concludes almost a month later on Aug. 16 at the Vogue in Vancouver.
Pre-sales tickets go live this Wednesday, May 15, at 10 a.m. local time while general ticket sales begin this Friday, May 17, at 10 a.m. local time.
Lights has also partnered with PLUS1 so that one dollar from every ticket sold in the US will support Grid Alternatives and their mission to bring accessible renewable energy technology and job training to underserved communities. One dollar from every ticket sold in Canada will support Équiterre and their work providing solutions to accelerate the transition towards a society in which individuals, organizations and governments make ecological choices that are both healthy and equitable.
For now, Lights’ full tour itinerary can be found below.
LIGHTS SKIN&EARTH ACOUSTIC TOUR DATES:
July 24 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
July 26 – London, ON – London Music Hall
July 27 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
July 29 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
July 30 – Philadelphia, PA – Foundry @ Fillmore
July 31 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
Aug 1 – Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall
Aug 3 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade – Heaven
Aug 4 – Nashville, TN – Basement East
Aug 6 – Dallas, TX – Granada Theater
Aug 7 – Austin, TX – 04 Centre
Aug 10 – Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom
Aug 13 – San Francisco, CA – August Hall
Aug 15 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox
Aug 16 – Vancouver, BC – The Vogue