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[[caption-width-right:350:The singer in her natural habitat.]]

->''"Capture something invisible, organize it, give it movement, then spit it back from whence it came. Music is a dark, dark art."''
-->-- '''LIGHTS'''

Lights is a Canadian pop singer (born in 1987 as Valerie Anne Poxleitner) known for performing songs such as "February Air", "Saviour", "Ice" and "Second Go" during the late 2000s. She released her self-titled debut EP in 2008, and her first full-length album ''The Listening'' in late 2009.

She also wrote a song called [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqZiqouC7bM Perfect]], but you probably didn't [[CoveredUp know that]].

Her official website can be found [[http://iamlights.com here]]
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!!Main Studio Discography
* 2008: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lights_(EP) LIGHTS EP]]
* 2009: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Listening_(album) The Listening]]
* 2010: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lights.Acoustic Lights.Acoustic]]
* 2011: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siberia_(Lights_album) Siberia]]
* 2014: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Machines_(Lights_album) Little Machines]]

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!!This singer provides examples of:

* AccentOnTheWrongSyllable: Sure, I guess the words "hysteria" and "Siberia" can be pronounced to rhyme with "diarrhea"...
* AlbumTitleDrop: "Saviour" for ''The Listening'': "The night is deafening/When '''the''' silence is '''listening'''..."
** [[CaptainObvious Well, that and the title track, of course.]]
** The title of ''Little Machines'' is dropped in the lyrics of "Running with the Boys".
* AnAesop: The song "Everybody Breaks A Glass" seems like it's meant to convey the message of "Hey, nobody's perfect, so don't sweat your flaws."
* AnimatedMusicVideo: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUwjWDZoWVw "Saviour"]].
* AuthorAvatar / AdamWesting: Captain Lights.
* AutoTune: In the verses of "Saviour" and in the middle-eight of "The Listening".
* BadassBoast: "Banner" from ''Sibera'' has this lyric:
-->'''LIGHTS:''' No weapon can sever the soul from me.
* BecomingTheMask / [[DoNotCallMePaul Do Not Call Me Valerie]]: She actually [[MeaningfulRename had her name legally changed]] to Lights, and prefers that people [[ThatManIsDead no longer address or refer to her by her born first name Valerie]].
* CanadaEh
* CatchPhrase: Captain Lights says "Damn..." at the end of ''nearly'' every episode (almost always because a new threat is revealed). [[spoiler:When Lights sees Earth in the last episode, she says it again, but this time in admiration.]]
** The exception is Issue Four, where Captain Lights instead listens to the voices of the Wah-Wah's[[note]]An alien race on the planet she's visiting[[/note]] and reflects on the uniqueness and beauty of each voice.
* CelebrityEndorsement: She lent some of her songs to (and even appeared in) an Old Navy TV ad campaign in early 2008. Possibly an {{Inverted}} since these commercials actually introduced her to many of her fans.
* DamnYouMuscleMemory: Her song "Muscle Memory" is about trying to get over the instinct to reach for a lover who is no longer there.
* DarkerAndEdgier: ''Siberia'' compared to ''The Listening''. That said, some of its songs ("Toes" and "Peace Sign" being some prime examples) wouldn't feel out of place on ''The Listening'', and it generally doesn't feel too dark.
* DistaffCounterpart: OwlCity.
** Did we mention that in Owl City's "Deer in the Headlights" video that both Lights and Owl City appear?
** And they also did a duet called Cactus in the Valley? (it's better than it sounds). [[note]]The duet can only be heard in the acoustic version. The original is a solo.[[/note]]
** Lights also duets with Owl City on his song "The Yacht Club".
* [[DoggedNiceGuy Dogged Nice Girl]]: "Quiet" seems to be written from a type 2 perspective.
* TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt: The Song of Anti-Creation would cause this in Audioquest: A Captain Lights Adventure
* {{Fanservice}}: Both “Saviour” and “Toes” have her wearing a visible [[BlackBraAndPanties black bra]] not to mention the [[ShesGotLegs shorts]].
* GenkiGirl: She has elements of this.
* GamerChick: See OneOfUs.
* IconicItem / [[NiceHat Cool Headband]]: Early on in her career Lights would wear a brightly-colored headband; not these days.
* LyricsVideoMismatch: "Ice". The lyrics are about a boyfriend who's a male IceQueen, the music video is about Lights fighting her cloaked EvilTwin.
* MegaNeko: Just look at the [[http://twitpic.com/2jfezd thing!!!!]]
* MindScrew: The ending of the video for "Ice". A SplitPersonalityMerge? TheBadGuyWins? What?
* MirrorMatch: Near the end of "Ice," with her EvilCounterpart[[note]]A subversion of ActingForTwo, as the actress playing the EvilTwin had no tattoos on her arms[[/note]].
* MotorMouth: She admits to being a naturally fast speaker. Also applies to [[SomethingSomethingLeonardBernstein her vocals in the middle-eight section of "Ice"]] (the 'Leonard Bernstein' of which you can find in the Shout Out trope listed further down the page).
** Particularly impressive in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rv-3MNL1ZiI this]]
** For those who are wondering, the full lyrics from the middle-eight of "Ice" are as follows:
--> '''Lights:''' I'm looking at you looking at me, what can I do but say sorry, it's a little late but you know I just want you to be happy, what I gotta say to make you let me get away with it this time? I know you're upset and that you're happy just to sit and hate me, but I'll make a bet that you'd be better to forget about me, even better yet I'll let a little light melt the [[ShoutOut ice, ice baby!]]
* NewSoundAlbum: ''Siberia''.
* PerkyGoth: Her appearance and love for metal music would make up the 'Goth' part of this trope, while her own music and personality make up the 'Perky' part. [[FreakyFashionMildMind Go figure]].
* ShoutOut: In "Ice" she pays a brief lyrical homage to Music/VanillaIce ("...I'll let a little light melt the '''Ice Ice Baby!'''") followed by a musical quote.
** "Timing is Everything" has this line:
-->''In the interim,'' ''[[VideoGame/SuperMarioBros the princess was in another castle]]''
** Believe it or not, "Lions!" is [[http://wow.joystiq.com/2009/10/06/15-minutes-of-fame-lights-camera-death-grip/ full of World Of Warcraft references]].
* StickinAround: Lights once mentioned it in an interview, stating it was her one of her favorite shows as a child.
* RaygunGothic: The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7_ucPlzaiA "Drive My Soul"]] video.
* SpecialGuest: Showed up on the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzDxTNiCpWM Fast Food Meatloaf]] episode of WebVideo/EpicMealTime.
* SympathyForTheDevil: In episode four of her "Captain Lights" adventures, her fictional self expresses pity for "those who sought to silence others, preferring quiet obedience to creative expression." (Much like the villain of the story, Lotar.)
* TheOner: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPLRkyGU3cM The video for "Second Go"]].
* UnkemptBeauty: Even with hair that is often unruly (except for her [[DistinctiveAppearances trademark combed-over fringe]]) and a minimal amount of makeup (she is rarely seen without eyeliner), Lights still retains [[{{Moe}} a natural cuteness]]. Many fans can't help but fall in love with her, especially WhenSheSmiles.
* AWildRapperAppears:
** Canadian rapper Shad in "Everybody Breaks a Glass" and "Flux and Flow" on ''Siberia''. He either makes the tracks better or is extremely out of place.
** Also on the K-OS remix of "Ice".
* WomanInWhite: In the video for "Second Go". Until she gets covered in paint, anyway.
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