Light Up the Dark

Album: Light Up the Dark (2015)


  • This is the title track and lead single of Gabrielle Aplin's second album, which she started working on in January 2014. Aplin told just before its release in September 2015: "I went to New Orleans for Christmas and New Year and that was where I did the first bits. It was finished within the year, I wrote it with a guy called Luke Patashnik and he's in a band and he needed to go on tour so we needed to get it finished before he went off. It's been ready for a little while."
  • Asked why she named the album after this tune, Aplin replied: "I was really happy when I wrote the song and so pleased with it and when we finished Luke said to me 'That's the album title' and I said 'No, definitely not. There are loads of records called that'. But it was getting closer to the end and with every day passing I knew it had to be the title."


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