"I love Philadelphia. I was shocked at what a great city this is. For me, it is the cat's pajamas. I love everything about it. I love where I live. I love the people. I have been met with such kindness and affection here."-George Dzundza
Yeah, what he said.
Monday, November 26, 2012
Shining Bright Like a Diamond—Lights!
By Angela Thomas
Forgive me; I am a few days late on this one. With the
Thanksgiving holiday (more like Black Friday preparation), I have been a bit
busy to write this review.
On Tuesday, Nov. 20, I got the chance to see Lights perform
live for the second time at the Theatre of Living Arts in Philadelphia. If you
have something else to do besides read this blog, in short: she was amazing as
Honestly, this girl comes in one tiny package but boy can
she belt out a tune. I personally don’t think her tracks give her voice justice
because she can hold and belt out a note better than most pop singers—not to
mention she is absolutely adorable and a style icon.
Photo: Angela Thomas
Lights has a knack for picking some amazing opening acts.
Last October, The Ambassadors opened for her. I think both my friend and I got
headaches from jamming to their song, “Unconsolable.” (Go check it
out…like…NOW!) This year, she had The Arkells open for her and let me just
say—amazing. Not only were their originally tracks incredible but they
performed a killer rendition of Hall & Oats “You Make My Dreams Come True”
with special guest—Lights! It was awesome and had the entire crowd dancing. You
can check out a performance here on the Arkells Youtube page.
However, Lights was center of the show. Every song she
performed live was just fantastic and she put on an extravagant show. Not only
does she have amazing vocals but she has keyboard skills that would make any
musician envious. Her music reaches out to everyone—that is the best aspect
about her. Ages ranged completely in terms of her audience but it was apparent
that the youth dominated the show. Lights has this great way of reaching out to
these young kids with her music and her style. They were memorized by her and
knew every lyric to her songs.
Photo: Angela Thomas
She performed some of her trademark songs like “Second Go,”
“Ice,” and “Drive My Soul” while playing new songs off her album, “Siberia,”
including her new single “Timing is Everything.”
Overall, the concert was amazing. I am excited to see what
is next for her career!