Lights brings pep to Chicago

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Lights played Chicago’s House of Blues on her “Baby I’m Back Tour” in support of her newest album PƎP, with support from tiLLie.

With her self-described “nightmare pop,” tiLLie bats her eyes before knocking you over with her use of chaotic sounds combined with her honey-sweet voice. A singer, multi-instrumentalist, alt-pop producer, and writer – tiLLie is a force to be reckoned with and immediately grabbed the crowds attention with her sugary-sweet tracks “Peachie,” “Hell Yeah!,” and “flip a switch.”

Fans were treated to a cover of “Britney Spear’s most emo song ever” the legendary “Lucky” with a tiLLie twist. Full of surprises, tiLLie then played her newest track “the me u kno” which had been released only the day before, and even played an unreleased tune “Reality Bites” before finishing her set with “mood swings” and “loud mouth.”

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Lights is a Canadian musician, singer, and songwriter who is a veteran in the industry with 6 full-length albums to her name, and fans were treated to tracks off of each one. Taking the stage in a yellow jumpsuit, Lights began her show saturated in lights in the primary colors, a theme that would continue throughout the night. Starting off with “Prodigal Daughter” from her newest album PƎP, Lights quickly took it back to 2009 with her hit track “Ice” before bouncing to 2014’s “Up We Go,” and back again to 2022’s “In My Head.”

A multi-talented musician, Lights constantly moved on stage as she played the guitar, keyboard, and switched back to vocals. Backed by Jess Bowen on drums and Brodie Tavares on guitar, the three were surrounded by large LED screens projecting both Lights various music videos and her own graphic novel-esque art.

Lights continued to bounce between years and decades as she played 2017’s “We Were Here,” 2011’s “Everybody Breaks A Glass,” and 2009’s “February Air” before playing new track “Real Thing” then “Dead End” and “Batshit” – both from her 2020 EP Dead End. Her 23-song setlist continued with tracks “Running with the Boys,” “Okay Okay,” and “Giants” before taking the stage once again for an encore of 2022’s “Grip” and “Salt and Vinegar.”

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Photos by Ann Storlie (@ast_lie) and Website

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