This is the first single from BEC Recordings' singer-songwriter Bebo Norman's eighth studio album, Lights of Distant Cities. The record reflects a difficult period in Norman's spiritual life and the ensuing breakthrough. "The last few years have been pretty intense – a long, slow progression, or digression, into a spiritual desert," he recalled. "I struggled to write anything hopeful. But I wanted to be true to the season I was in, so I simply wrote about the hopelessness I was experiencing."
"My tendency is to allow the darkness to override the hope I have in Christ," continued Norman "A few months prior to recording I experienced an intense season of recovery and renewal. I finished nearly all of the songs after the recovery process. So you have desperation and recovery – darkness and light – represented within the same song."
The bedrock of David Guetta's Nicki Minaj-featuring single "Hey Mama" is a sample of "Rosie," a 1940s prison recording from folk archivist Alan Lomax that songwriter Esther Dean first showed the French DJ on YouTube.
His keyboard work helped define the Muscle Shoals sound and make him an integral part of many Neil Young recordings. Spooner is also an accomplished songwriter, whose hits include "I'm Your Puppet" and "Cry Like A Baby."