Article by: Vassili Makavos
2021 sees the release of Nicky Romero’s first single “Into the Light,” featuring the artistic talents of Timmo Hendriks and David Shane. This trio of brilliance comes together to deliver an uplifting message, painting an aural soundscape of hope for the future.
It’s always exciting to kick off the new year with new music, and even more so when multiple talented artists work together. “Into the Light” begins with an ethereal piano paving the way to a smooth fade-in of the soulful voice of David Shane. The opening lyrics set the stage for the paradise mentioned in the song: “Somewhere deep into the night, Reverse the clocks back in time, Into heavy fog rising up above the sea, Try to swim along, gotta try to make believe.” These lyrics comprise the first part of the intro, as the piano makes its way into and around the vocals and self harmonies.
The second part of the intro really grabs my attention, not just with the poetic beauty of the lyrics, but the lead into the spine-tingling drop, showcasing the full force of the song. “On the horizon, colors fill the sky, Shining diamonds, a paradise you’ll find, Into this paradise, a paradise you’ll find, Into this paradise, step into the light.” Who wouldn’t want to go to this paradise? The artists’ sounds paint such a beautiful landscape.
When the drop hits, the listener is slung into an intense energetic shower of sound with a firm beat in the bass and a synth sounding off in an anthem-style melody. This section sounds as if it steps “into the light,” in a very tasteful way to use words with sound imagery.
The most uplifting and positive lyrics seem to present in the second statement of the opening melodic theme. “An everglow of angels in the sky, Free-fall to a world beyond divine.” This is the hope and inspiration the world needs. This is the peace we seek to find in times of difficulty or tribulation. Nicky said it best on his website in wanting to bring “a bright light in these turbulent times. In the meanwhile... Stay tuned, stay safe, stay dancing!” and he along with Timmo Hendrick and David Shane are doing just that.
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