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Name: Adam Bernard
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The Art of Making Acoustic Versions of Your Songs
Thursday, May 19, 2016

Have you ever wanted to give your songs new life by stripping them down and reworking them as acoustic pieces? For Canadian synth-pop artist Lights, this has become one of her specialties. Lights recently released her third acoustic project, Midnight Machines, which features eight songs – six of which are stripped down, reworked versions of songs that appeared on her 2015 Juno Award-winning album Little Machines.

I caught up with Lights to find out about her process for turning her synth-pop songs into radically different acoustic pieces, how she decides which songs should be given the acoustic treatment, and how these projects have expanded her fanbase. Lights also gave some helpful advice for musicians looking to strip down their music. There's a lot more involved than simply picking up an acoustic guitar.

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