You know how there's a Ladyhawk and a Ladyhawke? Well, until today there was a LIGHTS and a Lights.
Are you confused? OK, let's break this down and maybe remove some of that fuzziness from your skull.
LIGHTS (usually stylized in capitals — even though some don't do this, we're going to follow this practice here so we can differentiate) is best known north of the 49th parallel as the 23-year-old Juno Award-winning songwriter responsible for tunes like "Ice," "Saviour" and "February Air."
Lights, as they were known until today, were an all-female trio from Brooklyn, N.Y. who've covered David Bowie's "As The World Falls Down," and Bowie apparently likes them as well.
Well, Lights have changed their name to Cliffie Swan (and we'll refer to them as such from here on in), and LIGHTS is to blame.
According to a press release from Drag City, Cliffie Swan's label, the new moniker is to "end all confusion between the wretched Canadian musician Lights and the incredible talents" of the three Brooklynites.
Wretched? Sure, LIGHTS' music may not be for everyone, but she's a cutie patootie and we wouldn't describe her as "wretched," not even in some alternate universe.
If you want to talk about wretched, you don't get any more awful than a moniker like "Cliffie Swan." Good luck with that one, ladies.
You can see Cliffie Swan Dec. 7 at Brooklyn's Union Pool.
LIGHTS will play Guelph, Ont.'s Cowboys on Friday and London, Ont.'s Music Hall the next night.