Light Up the Dark

Album: Light Up the Dark (2015)

Songfacts®:

  • This is the title track and lead single of Gabrielle Aplin's second album, which she started working on in January 2014. Aplin told HMV.com 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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