The first vanguard single ahead of the release of John Askew’s 2022-upcoming artist album is a tale of two tones, intricately and ingeniously interwoven. ‘When Darkness Comes’ balances thought-provoking lyrics with Askew’s renowned club floor force, to bring something truly extraordinary to the fore.
“When Darkness Comes” is lent many a thought-provoking lyric by singer Shelby Merry, whose born-in-Ohio/based-in-Nashville roots speak volumes to the song’s influences & orientation. With a central theme that revolves around courage conquering fear, and featuring lyrics like “if you ain’t scared, you ain’t human”, her words could hardly be more prescient.
Musically, John sets them against a production, the power of which is impossible to overlook. Elevated tempos & bracing rhythms meet guitar thrum and a high achieving mainline, all of which unswervingly point the track towards peak time.
A release whose instant connect appeal belies sentiments that’ll linger long after its dance is done.
Artist: John Askew, Shelby Merry
Track: When Darkness Comes
Label: Black Hole Recordings
Release Date: March 18th 2022
Get your copy here: https://www.beatport.com/release/when-darkness-comes/3653148
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