Light out of Darkness

With this rock tune, I'm back to releasing Julience originals.
It's a preview for my upcoming album.
I wrote the song, played all instruments, and recorded it in my home studio.
It's a song about the power of love!

I'll promote it through pre-saves, e-mail campaigns, ads, and playlists.

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Light out of darkness

Alone in a city street the night’s fading in 
I walk from the dark to a motionless crowd 
That waits for the dawn to come 
And break up the masquerade 

The hopeless divide of truth and lies 
That shimmers in neon lights 
To entice the beam in our eyes 
In time 

A ray of sunshine in the rain 
Like a rush of blood to the brain 
Yeah like a light out of darkness 
She was there 
And she took away the pain 

I never thought I’d see the day 
Something good coming my way 
Though stars fade and die 
In the wink of an eye 
As the rise of the tide 
Where oceans collide 

A ray of sunshine in the rain 
Like a rush of blood to the brain 
Like a light out of darkness 
She was there 
And she showed me the way 

Yeah yeah 

Like a ray of sunshine in the rain 
Like a rush of blood to the brain 
Yeah like a light out of darkness 
She was there 
And she took away the pain 

This heart of mine  take it with you 
Love’s made for two 
Make it alright and let it ignite 
Don’t flee from the fight 
Let it inside make it alright 

A ray of sunshine in the rain 
Like a rush of blood to the brain 

Like a light out of darkness she was there 
And she showed me the way 

Like A ray of sunshine in the rain 
Yeah like a rush of blood to the brain 
Yeah yeah 
Like a light out of darkness 
She was there 
And she took away the pain

Music & Lyrics: Vincent Julien Le Blanc
Lyric Sheet:  Bad Penny


Song: Bad Penny 

Overall Impression:  
A true musician and very dearly missed by many a blues rock lover, Rory Gallagher was a staple of my childhood, whilst growing up and discovering all these amazing players it wasn't long before I came across Rory's distinct brand of wild blues-fueled guitar heroics, and when I fired up Julience's fantastic tribute to the late great six-string wizard I was instantly taken by how much love and feel has clearly been put into his marvelous cover of the Rory Gallagher classic "Bad Penny". From Julience's equally expressive vocal performance to his clear skill as an accomplished guitar player, he absolutely manages to nail the feel and spirit of Rory's music whilst being able to equally carve out his own unique sense of musical identity. Yes, this is a Rory Gallagher track, but through Julience's creative eyes, this results in a deeply respectful honoring of Rory's music that is still able to confidently do its own thing. 

Strongest Point(s):  
This is performed to a very high standard indeed, Julience not only matches Rory's vocal intensity on the track but exceeds it, adding in some nice extra tonal flourishes here and there that help the vocals feel even more expressive and engaging. There are also some fantastic details woven into the mix and arrangement, take the percussive string hits that flick between the left and right channels in the opening for instance, or the way some interesting melodic counterpoint is created from the dueling lead guitar solos that see out the track, there are some great dashes of creative detail throughout that make for a continually exciting and energy-driven listening experience from start to finish. Rory will certainly be proud! 

Target Audience Appeal:  
This is definitely one for the blues-rock enthusiasts. 

Artist target suggestions:  
Rory Gallagher, Jimi Hendrix, Kenny Wayne Shepard, Eric Gales, Walter Trout, Robin Trower, Joe Bonamassa, Roy Buchannan, Jonny Lang, Robben Ford, Eric Clapton, Gary Clark Jr., Stevie Ray Vaughan 

About the Reviewer:  
Andre Avanessian is a freelance session musician, composer, and sound engineer based in the U.K. Having studied music production and composition at a degree level, he has taken his passion for all things audio-related to a level that has allowed him to become both a competent musician and performer. Being a self-confessed "Guitar Nerd" Andre has been continually studying the guitar as well as teaching it, helping students learn the instrument, develop their songwriting, and become proficient in home recording. 

Radio Airplay 

Sometimes it really is just the sonics. 

Songwriting is essential. Attitude is timeless. Innovation keeps us looking. But there are some songs that just sound so sonically perfect that they transcend anything else. 

The bass sound on the song by Tash I reviewed last month is a great example. It lands the song, quite literally. You hear that sound and it wins. The rest is admin.

This is another such song. Julience, this song, a cover version, with a guitar sound so timeless, so rich and perfect that it carries everything behind it along in its wake. I was fortunate to listen to this on good speakers and with volume, and when the lead melody kicks in, it is like whiplash. But it would have been good on my phone or on the late night radio.

From there the song is built on a strong rock foundation and does not disappoint - it has a tight structure, good words and is well performed, but what this brings on top of all that is something almost magical.

If you are just starting out as a guitarist and are looking for inspiration, this is a good place to start.

Dark Strudel 



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