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[Photo: Travis Barker/Spotify]

Lights has released a new track “Long Live’ featuring blink-182 drummer Travis Barker that’s an ode to her debut album. 

Speaking of her debut album The Listening, it’s currently available on vinyl for the first time in honor of its 10-year anniversary. 

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“If you would’ve asked me when this record came out what I thought I’d be doing in ten years, I’m not sure I would’ve pictured the world that we built here. The community that I’ve found in you all has truly shaped me into what I am today,” Lights said about the new song. 

Lights posted about the new song online with single art resembling her 2010 Acoustic EP, explaining it’s for “every MySpace using, forum posting, bubble tea drinking emo kid” who has been a fan of her since her first record. You can see her post below. 

The new song has major throwback vibes lyrically. It has a gentle sound that makes the meaning behind it so much more profound, and lets Lights showcase her amazing vocal talent. 

You can listen to “Long Live” featuring Travis Barker below. 

You can also hear The Listening in-full below and order it on vinyl here

LIGHTS also discusses the legacy of The Listening in our Class of 2009 special in issue #373 with cover star Awsten Knight. More information is available here. Lights is currently touring with deadmau5. You can see the full list of dates below. 

Dates

09/20 — Austin, TX – ACL Moody Theatre
09/21 – Austin, TX – ACL Moody Theatre
09/25 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium
09/26 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium
09/27 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium
09/28 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium
09/29 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium

10/05 – Phoenix, AZ – Comerica
10/11 – San Jose, CA – San Jose Civic Center ^
10/12 – San Jose, CA – San Jose Civic Center
10/17 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore
10/18 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore

11/01 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
11/02 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
11/14 – Houston, TX – Revention Music Center
11/15 – Houston, TX – Revention Music Center
11/29 – Washington, DC – The Anthem
11/30 – Washington, DC – The Anthem

12/07 – Minneapolis, MN – The Armory
12/14 – Milwaukee, WI – Wisconsin Center
12/19 – Seattle, WA – WAMU Theatre

12/30 – San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
12/31 – San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium 

01/15 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
01/16 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
01/17 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
01/18 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
01/23 – Philadelphia, PA – Metropolitan Opera House
01/24 – Philadelphia, PA – Metropolitan Opera House

02/01 – Chicago, IL – Navy Pier
02/06 – Brooklyn, NY – Avant Gardner Great Hall
02/07 – Brooklyn, NY – Avant Gardner Great Hall
02/08 – Brooklyn, NY – Avant Gardner Great Hall
02/09 – Brooklyn, NY – Avant Gardner Great Hall

What do you think of the new Lights song with Travis Barker? Sound off in the comments down below!