Songs like this are why I love Canadians. They are willing to try anything, and not afraid of the popular pop constraints that American artists adhere to. In America, if your music isn’t about a relationship, cheating in that relationship, having sex, or making mo’ money (…mo’ problems) then it just isn’t a hit.
I stumbled across the Canadian artist LIGHTS this week. Yes, in all-caps and yes, she legally changed her name to LIGHTS. I had never heard of her before I sampled her new song, “My Boots.” At first I had no idea what it was about. I thought…hmmm…she is putting on her ‘boots’ to head out to ‘da club with her friends.
You might know if you’re from around here
What goes on for half of the year
Have you seen the queen of the castle?
Paint this city from ear to fear
If the air was meant to be glitter
It might not take all yours away
When she swings she’s a heavy hitter
When she comes you’ll ask her to stay
Winter left a cover
that I’m gonna end up under
But I’ve got my boots
When I’m in the summer I forget how much I love her
When she’s in the groove
Oh, it’s a love hate romance
Cause I could watch her dance
If I’ve got my boo-ooo-oo-oooots
This song is super-cute clean fun and cheery pop. It’s about winter and snow. It proves that a song doesn’t have to be about scheming to get it on in some dance club bathroom to be a hit. Way to go LIGHTS.
I have a sneaking feeling that one of the celebrity musicians that reads my blog (Nancy of Canadian supergroup The Jimmy Sweets) is going to like this one.