It’s hard to think that Siberia, the sophomore record from Canadian electro-pop princess, LIGHTS, is five years old today. It seems like only yesterday that I went out in the freezing, fall rain on a quest for a physical copy. Once I got my hands on it, I was smitten and it still remains one of my most influential albums as it helped me navigate a rough patch in my life.
During Siberia‘s release, I was in a dark place. It was late 2011 and I still had no idea what I wanted to do with my life. I had always wanted to write about music but never had the courage (or platform) to do so. Listening to this record from start to finish, immersing myself in the stories and discovering how similar we both were was a blessing. From the glorious, grittiness of title track, “Siberia,” (a perfect reflection of my life at that moment) to the telling “Cactus In The Valley” and “Everybody Breaks a Glass,” no emotion goes unspoken. Once “Flux and Flow” comes into play, inner strength is reborn, giving us exactly what we need at the right time – that’s what this album represents to me. I love how it came out at just the right time in my life, how it got me through some of my worst days and how it pushed me into what I do today…what I’m doing now as I try my very best to explain what music means to me right here on this blog.
Join us below for a very special anniversary Listening Party of Siberia and please share your thoughts on the album with us in the comments below!