Midnight Machines is more than just an acoustic retelling of 2014's Little Machines. With the instruments stripped way back, Lights’ vocals are more emotion-packed and confidently honest than they’ve ever sounded. Where “Up We Go” was once a peppy electro-pop fist-pumper, and “Muscle Memory” a slinky, arpeggiated-synth groover, here they're direct, tender, and vulnerable. But what’s more important is that Midnight Machines gets you listening to the gorgeous songs she's penned, unbleached by production flash. It’s a rare feat to improve upon a record by redoing it years later—but that’s arguably the case with this beauty.