PopMatters have premiered a brand new track by singer-songwriter and musical virtuoso, So Much Light (aka Damien Verrett) entitled “Justin Bieber at the Gates of Hell.”
As Verrett explains “I began writing this song shortly after a breakup that left me feeling like a dump. I was entering that post breakup phase where you're trying to hype yourself up and get the self-confidence flowing again by hyperbolizing what a great person you are. I wanted to channel that attitude and sort of play on the way a positive action motivated by negative circumstance can become twisted. Sometimes it feels like we're trying to become better versions of ourselves to spite somebody. It's a trap.”
So Much Light creates a sound that seems both beyond his years and completely of his time. Elements of soul are combined with thoughtful arrangements and production; an evocative poetry counter balanced by a self-deprecating sarcasm, all layered effortlessly over some truly virtuoso guitar playing.
Late last year So Much Light released a powerful five-song digital EP entitled Idiot Soul on Anti- Records. The EP features four original tracks and an acoustic retelling of Drake’s “Connect,” all beautifully recorded predominantly in the young musician’s bedroom. You can download or stream the Idiot Soul EP here: https://soundcloud.com/so_much_light/sets/idiot-soul-ep/