Highway Lights is a five piece band that originated in the suburbs of Toronto in late 2010. To be described solely as a rock band would be selling this band’s melodic and unique sound short. Although rock is their primary genre, fans and critics alike have agreed that Highway Lights’ sound is in a sub genre of their own.
Their sound boasts three powerful guitars, groovy bass lines and diverse drum rhythms that help shape their sound which not only differentiates themselves from other rock bands, but is shown from song to song in their catalogue. Highway Lights focuses on patient climactic builds and creates their music with a versatility that is constantly changing pace, yet is always identifiably Highway Lights.
Lyrically, Highway Lights’ songs theme around the struggles of everyday life highlighting the trials and tribulations of relationships audiences can identify with. Highway Lights writing style is a complete package, pairing these real and relatable stories with their elevating melodic style.
Highway Lights’ debut EP "Go" was released in December of 2012 and undoubtedly showed their diverse style and depth. Their two singles “Run with me” and “Disappear” have been received with high praises and earned regular playing time on stations such as Outcast Radio, HOOAH! Radio, Mediazoic and MusicLynk Radio.
“Highway Lights music…Once you hear it... The heart and soul behind every beat, every note, every word overwhelms you, to the point of no return. You will crave for more of what they offer... A genre of their own… Soul Screaming!”
~DJ Snowy (Outcast Radio)
"To put a genre to them is no easy task, one would jump to rock/ alt rock, however their musicality suggests a mash up of many genres, thus making the band ear candy for true music lovers. The best advice i can give is to just listen to what this bands about."
Live, Highway Lights feels nothing short of a band that has been together for years, playing to audiences wants and needs, leaving them longing for more. They’ve played at many popular venues in Toronto, including the El Mocambo, Velvet Underground, The Gladstone and more. With Highway Lights the music never stops and the energy is always on high as the band takes audiences on a pace shifting roller coaster ride.
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