Lights is the best canadian to come out of Canada, other than my vertically challenged friend Esme. She's a singer/songwriter who's been around for a few years or so, rocking out her amazing piano hybrid instrument thing, which is apparently called a keytar. Here's a photo of her with this crazy piece of machinery:
It's kind of pissing me off that people are saying she's a rip-off of Owl City because technically, she came first and they're both great artists in their own right. The other thing is that they're both synthpop artists, and since its a genre only the most badass have the guts to explore, it's only obvious that they'd use similar instruments and therefore have similar sounding songs (duh). It's like saying that all of Ke$ha and Katy Perry's songs sound the same- they both belong to the same genre, so of course they sound similar.
Anyways, this was not intended to be a criticise-the-criticisers-of-the-godliest-musicians-on-earth-rant. I actually wanted to spazz about Lights' crazy new video for her song 'Second Go' that looks like buckets full of fun. Fingers crossed that it gets the recognition it deserves and bumps someone less deserving off the charts. =)