After unexpected diversions into comic books, dubstep-oriented side projects and a Drake cover album, Lights is back to doubling down on the pop instincts that got her here.
Injecting positivity and energetic riffs into the darkest spaces, the result is funny and relatable, touching upon the ridiculousness of some of the most manic parts of the human psyche that we try to forget are lurking in the background. If you’re feeling down, this is the pep talk of effervescent pop tunes you need.
By Ben Boddez
The Italian Eurovision champs’ first majority-English album is full of roaring solos, raspy vocals, and delightful sleaze.