Girl Crush: LIGHTS
Valerie Poxleitner, known now as LIGHTS, has apparently been on the scene since 2006, but I'm just getting to know her. Born in Timmins, Ontario to missionary parents, LIGHTS traveled for much of her youth before moving to Toronto to start a career in music. She got a job writing for Sony before taking the stage herself.
Normally I'm not into the whole pop-meets-rock/cute Canadian chick singer thing (remember Avril?)... but this girl's doing it right. It's girly and it's fun... don't take life so seriously.