Most of my life, I've been on the stage or a spotlight. I've done acting and musicals and theatre as well as a movie (Rudy). And I know the sort of feeling to have the hot lights from the stage shining down on you. It's a total experience and a rush - especially when things are clicking.
I was in the process of finishing my music studio in my basement. The amount of work up to that point - about 300 hours total - was incredible. I was starving to write some music since my creative brain had to be put on hold. And I was ready to write some songs in my repertoire that show my playful, energizing, and enthusiasm for life.
I had a big show coming up, so I started by trying some new sounds out on my computer. I found a groove that felt really good to me. Soon after, came a melody rising through my mind. Before long, I knew that I had a song I wanted to call "Light Em Up." The lyrics quickly fell into place after that.
This song honors the passion in me to be on the stage - to perform, to entertain, and to explode with the energy I want to release into the room and the world. I love this song and I hope you will too.
Electric guitar by Connor Pickner
Piano by Jamie Brown
Bass guitar by Dennis Wells
Drums by Ryan Elwood
Lyrics and melody by Grant Daniel Reed
Sung by Grant Daniel Reed
Produced by Grant Daniel Reed, and Brian Leshon
Recorded by Grant Daniel Reed
Edits by Grant Daniel Reed and The Spot Studios (Lakewood, CO)
Mix & Master by The Spot Studios (Lakewood, CO)