Guiding Lights

Album: Now, Then & Forever (2013)

Songfacts®:

  • This song is aptly titled, as it acted as a guiding light to the Now, Then & Forever album. Vocalist Philip Bailey told Billboard magazine: "When we got finished with that song someone mentioned to me that it sounded like a great Earth, Wind & Fire that people had missed all these years. Then I started listening to the music we had done to that point, and the 'Guiding Lights' song made me rethink the music we had and I said, 'We've got to go back to the drawing board to make these other songs more classic sounding' and just changed the whole course of the album."
  • This is one of six songs on Now, Then & Forever that was co-written by Bailey's son Philip D. Bailey.

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