Into the Light (Ft. Eli August)

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A few different factors brought this song into being. I had just attended my first symphony performance and had been completely enthralled with its scope, beauty, and composition. I was feeling inspired to try my hand at writing something in an orchestral vein.

Around that time, Eli August and I were chatting. The idea of a collaboration was voiced and agreed upon. Of course, the next question was: "What do we do?"

After some back and forth, Eli suggested taking some mundane action - as an example, he brought up climbing a tree - but writing an epic piece about it. I loved the notion of taking a small moment and transforming it into something grand through music. He also said he'd wanted to try something a little bit outside of his usual sound.

So we discussed it a bit more. I suggested a symphonic angle and the subject of, "A walk along the beach at sunrise." It was settled.

That night I sat down with my baritone ukulele and worked out the main parts of the symphony. The next day I composed the full orchestral instrumentation. Eli effortlessly created some beautiful words to capture the moment and sang them as only he can - full of emotion and grace.

And so "Into the Light" was born.


Verse 1
First, only black and the crash of these waves,
Arms in darkness with no names.
Salt and mist sting the eyes.
A new light, an old reprise.

Chorus 1
And now the moment breaks into the light...
Into the light.

Verse 2
Far off, distant, rising slow,
You seem to see me and I know you know
The clouds are shadows on the sand.
In your good grace I am glad.

Chorus 1

Chorus 2
Into the light.
Far off still your warmth is waiting
Constant, never hesitating
I'm remade
The dawn is breaking


from Until the End, released August 24, 2011
Lyrics and Vocals: Eli August
Music and Production: Mark Rossmore



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