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V.V. Lightbody


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    If It's Not Me
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    Horse on Fire
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    Fish in Fives
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    Car Alarm
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    Damn Golden
What does belonging to yourself look and sound like in 2020? For Chicago’s V.V. Lightbody, it’s following her 2018 debut “Bathing Peach,” with a break-up and breakthrough sophomore LP “Make a Shrine or Burn It” – a masterclass in self-reflection and female autonomy.
Produced herself, the album finds the singer/songwriter folding her oceanic, nap rock sound into the musical kaleidoscope of Laurel Canyon folk-pop and floaty, improvisational psychedelia; inviting the listener into the complex yet controlled chaos of it all.
An album of lingering farewells and cautiously optimistic beginnings punctuated by a deceptive wit, Lightbody - a.k.a. Vivian McConnell - turns her attention inward, exploring what it means to be with yourself after being with another; trading abstract, third-party narratives for those more poignant and conversational.
V.V. Lightbody is a staple of the Chicago Music Scene. She has opened for Whitney, Jeff Tweedy, Gia Margaret, Haley Heynderickx, Tasha, Bedouine, Shannon Lay, and OHMME. She recently became a touring member of Lala Lala and has accompanied Chicago acts such as Divino Niño, Accessory (Jason Balla of DEHD), and OHMME.


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