Lights Announces New Album ‘Pep Record’ Arrives April 1st

Alt-pop icon Lights has announced her highly-anticipated new album PEP, arriving April 1st. The news is heralded by the release of hypnotic new track “Salt and Vinegar,” which is accompanied by an official music video streaming now on Lights’ official YouTube channel.

Lights expanded, “I’ve never understood the task more than I did when I was making this record. My vision feels complete, and every single component comes from this very intense evolution I’ve experienced in my personal life over the last few years.” She adds, “We’re all products, we all market ourselves every single day. The idea behind ‘PEP’ is if you’re going to brand yourself, then brand yourself to happiness.”

In celebration of the record, Lights’ “Baby I’m Back” North American headline tour will kick off April 3 in Portland, OR, making stops at The Fonda in Los Angeles and New York City’s Irving Plaza before wrapping up in Toronto, Ontario on May 7th. Tickets for all dates are available now.

In December, Lights shared the new track and video “Real Thing feat. Elohim.” The track followed fall single “Prodigal Daughter,” which drew praise from Consequence, who raved, “‘Prodigal Daughter’ is a driving, infectious pop cut that shows off Lights’ enigmatic and soulful voice… she’s never sounded so uninhibited.” Rock Sound celebrated the “vibrantly joyous” track and attested, “it’s Lights at her most dominant, confident and unstoppable.”


3 Portland, OR Roseland Theater
4 Seattle, WA The Showbox
6 San Francisco, CA The Regency Ballroom
7 Los Angeles, CA The Fonda Theatre
8 Pomona, CA The Glass House
9 Phoenix, AZ Crescent Ballroom
11 Dallas, TX Granada Theater
12 Austin, TX Mohawk
13 Houston, TX White Oak Music Hall
15 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
16 Nashville, TN The Basement East
17 Carrboro, NC Cat’s Cradle
19 New York, NY Irving Plaza
20 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of Living Arts
22 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
23 Boston, MA Big Night Live
24 Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Smalls Theatre
25 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
26 St. Louis, MO Delmar Hall
28 Kansas City, MO Madrid Theatre
29 Denver, CO Summit
30 Salt Lake City, UT Soundwell

3 Minneapolis, MN Varsity Theater
4 Chicago, IL House of Blues Chicago
6 Detroit, MI Majestic Theatre
7 Toronto, ON History