Every Little Light

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"Every Little Light"
Single by Lauren Dair
from the album Every Little Light
Recorded 2017-2018
Released April 23, 2018
Format Digital
Length 3:41
Writer(s) Lauren Dair

"Every Little Light" is a single by American singer Lauren Dair featuring production by Mike Shinoda and Brad Delson of Linkin Park.

Background

On July 18, 2017, Lauren Dair's original song "Monster" was announced as the Grand Prize Winner of the Stagelight Monthly Music Contest II. She won over $3,500 in studio gear from Intel and Lenovo, including a brand new Lenovo computer and a Portable Analog Synthesizer, and the opportunity to spend a day in the studio with Linkin Park.[1]

Lauren met with Mike Shinoda and Brad Delson at Red Bull Studios in Los Angeles on February 20, 2018 to work on another original song of hers.[2] She said, "Working with Mike Shinoda and Brad Delson of Linkin Park yesterday was such an unforgettable experience! I learned so much from our session and they helped take my song to a whole other level. Thank you guys so much!"[3] The release of the song, titled "Every Little Light", was originally announced for April 25th after almost a year in the making.[4] However, it was accidentally released a couple of days earlier, on April 23rd.[5]

About the song, Dair said it was started the day after Chester Bennington died and done within an hour or so. "The inspiration behind “Every Little Light” is very personal and something I wanted to write about for a long time. We often see depression/anxiety/suicide portrayed in a certain light, you know, the person that is always withdrawn and filled with despair. But there are just as many people who mask it very well. As someone who tries to be an optimist, I have been through periods of time where my thoughts got the best of me. However, I was very good at putting on a smile and pretending that everything was great. So with everything that is happening in our world today, I wanted to write a song that comforts those who may be hiding their true feelings and let them know that they are not alone."[6]

Versions

Note: Only the date of the very first release of each version is listed.

Title Album Length Recorded Released Notes
Every Little Light Every Little Light 3:41 2017-2018 April 23, 2018

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References

  1. Stagelight Monthly Music Contest II – Grand Prize Winner | Stagelight by Open Labs, July 18, 2017
  2. LINKIN PARK on Twitter: "Earlier this week, @mikeshinoda & @BradDelson got a chance to spend a day in the studio with the 2017 Stagelight #MonthlyMusicContest grand prize winner @laurendairowens at @RedBull_Music in LA. Special thanks to @OpenLabs, @Intel and @lenovoUS for making this contest happen.… https://t.co/zOQPESL3M7" ., February 23, 2018
  3. Lauren Dair on Twitter: "Working with @mikeshinoda and @BradDelson of Linkin Park yesterday was such an unforgettable experience! I learned so much from our session and they helped take my song to a whole other level. Thank you guys so much! 🎶♥️ @open_labs @RedBull_Music… https://t.co/cZEmowWTtc" ., February 21, 2018
  4. Lauren Dair on Twitter: "Crazy to think this whole journey with @LinkinPark started one year ago. I'm excited to announce my new single, "Every Little Light", the song that I worked on with @mikeshinoda & @BradDelson, will be released on April 25th!… https://t.co/tkiulZqI9B" ., April 15, 2018
  5. Lauren Dair on Twitter: "So as some dedicated fans have discovered, I accidentally leaked “Every Little Light” a little early 😬 If you have listened already, then I hope you like it! There may be something else coming tomorrow..." ., April 24, 2018
  6. Interview: Lauren Dair talks upcoming single - OriginalRock.net, April 24, 2018
  7. Lauren Dair on Twitter: "Just a little bean living the dream ✨… " ., February 22, 2018