Late summer 2010 and everyone needs a glimmer of optimism and a ray of light in the UK’s current depressing economic climate. BritCal blues/rock guitarist Stephen Dale Petit will be providing one, with a little help from his friends, in the hooky, uplifting and catchy Let There Be More Light – the new single taken from his recently released The Crave album
Co-written with uber-arranger Chris Elliott (credits endless but include Amy Winehouse, Mark Ronson, Tom Jones, The Pretenders, Neil Finn, George Michael, David Gray) and produced by Ian Grimble (sporting an equally impressive and foreshortened list taking in the likes of Travis, Mumford & Sons, Clash, Manic Street Preachers, Red Hot Chili Peppers), Let There Be More Light was recorded at Mark Knopfler’s British Grove Studios in London and also features prestigious London Gospel Community Singers and a great deal of hope.
Of the song, championed onto The Crave by former Rolling Stone, keen gospeller and Petit collaborator Mick Taylor, Stephen Dale Petit says “It’s the most gospel-centric song on an album which contains some distinctive gospel overtones, harking back to the days when spiritual & blues songs were often the same songs with different lyrical themes”
Savage budget cuts, downturn, job losses, shortfall. Hardline times.
Let there be more hope, more life, more music… Let There Be More Light
Amen to that, brother!