Just when you think you’ve already heard the best pop songs of 2015, along comes “Where Light Shines Brighter,” an addictive dance pop gem by Devon Seven, a half Danish, half Malaysian singer/songwriter hailing from Denmark. Although she’d experimented with various producers over the years, she finally decided that she wanted to do everything herself and now writes, composes and produces her own music. Back in September, she released the single “The Real One,” which appears on the same killer EP as “Where Light Shines Brighter,” Everything Ends.
Perfectly produced, “Where Light Shines Brighter” packs mean, pouncing beats and little else during the verses, allowing Devon’s beautiful voice to sparkle and, well, shine. The chorus is even more dazzling, adding vibrant synth and other energetic sounds, all of which worm their way inside of your brain then bounce around like jumping beans. If you forgot your coffee this morning, one listen to this will liven you up in a big way, at least giving you enough energy to get to the nearest Keurig or espresso machine. And if you’re already mighty wired then it’ll have you shaking your leg — or both legs — in your seat. Otherwise, it’ll have you dancing, which is really what it demands. I’m just telling you what else it can do for you in case you’re listening to it at work and just can’t get up and shake your ass. Just remember to put it on your workout playlist because it’ll definitely help get your adrenaline going and help you kick up the speed of the treadmill a number or two. I should also mention that it’s awfully fun to singalong to, which I may or may not be doing as I write this.
As for the lyrical content, we’ll let Devon tell you about that herself:
“I wrote this song at a time when I was at the end of a relationship. Things were going bad between us and I was facing the fact that it had to end soon. The thought of that made me really sad, but at the same time I was feeling miserable enough as it was. I was trying to make myself feel better by dreaming there would be a place in the future, where I would be happier, even though I was feeling hopeless and lost.”
Watch the video for “Where Light Shines Brigher” on Vimeo here: https://vimeo.com/discowax/review/144725443/ea47a4c5a9