Where The Light Gets In

Album: Chaosmosis (2016)
Play Video

Songfacts®:

  • The lead single from Chaosmosis, this features vocals by American singer Sky Ferreira. The song was produced by Primal Scream's Bobby Gillespie and Andrew Innes, plus Bjorn Yttling of the Swedish trio Peter, Bjorn and John.
  • Speaking to Billboard magazine about collaborating with Bobby Gillespie and Andrew Innes, the latter of whom served as the drummer of Jesus and Mary Chain in the 1980's, Ferreira said: "It's nice to walk in somewhere and they're not like, 'Okay, your label is harassing me about this and that.' I set it up without anyone else involved, so we just sit and write in a room and there's no pressure."

    It's also just really cool talking to [Bobby Gillespie and Andrew Innes]! Jesus and Mary Chain is one of my favorite bands ever, so at first I was a little nervous," she continued. "It's really nice to meet with someone and not be disappointed by it, to have them meet every expectation."
  • Speaking to i-D about Sky Ferreira's guest vocals, Bobby Gillespie said: "We love her, we think she's fantastic, she's got such great spirit and sings with real emotion - there's a very deep feeling to what she does. We'd already been working with her, producing tracks for her next record - we haven't finished them, but we struck up a working relationship and she sang on 'Where the Light Gets In.'"
  • Gillespie enthused about Sky Ferreria's contribution to The Sun: "I became obsessed with her track, 'Everything Is Embarrassing,' back in 2013. At this point, she hadn't released her album but tracks were leaked online," he explained. "I thought, 'This girl is in her early twenties and she's clearly influenced by The Jesus And Mary Chain and Suicide but with a contemporary pop twist.' And I sensed real vulnerability and heart in her voice."

    "She flew from LA to New York and we flew from London to New York. We did a session for a few hours, recorded amazing vocals and then came back," Gillespie added. "That's how you make rock 'n' roll. It's commitment and all of us were committed to making a great record."

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Kerry Livgren of Kansas

Kerry Livgren of KansasSongwriter Interviews

In this talk from the '80s, the Kansas frontman talks turning to God and writing "Dust In The Wind."

Top American Idol Moments: Songs And Scandals

Top American Idol Moments: Songs And ScandalsSong Writing

Surprise exits, a catfight and some very memorable performances make our list of the most memorable Idol moments.

Tom Waits Lyrics Quiz

Tom Waits Lyrics QuizMusic Quiz

Pool balls, magpies and thorns without roses - how well do you know your Tom Waits lyrics?

John Parr

John ParrSongwriter Interviews

John tells the "St. Elmo's Fire (Man In Motion)" story and explains why he disappeared for so long.

Yacht Rock Quiz

Yacht Rock QuizFact or Fiction

Christopher Cross with Deep Purple? Kenny Loggins in Caddyshack? A Fact or Fiction all about yacht rock and those who made it.

Amy Lee of Evanescence

Amy Lee of EvanescenceSongwriter Interviews

The Evanescence frontwoman on the songs that have shifted meaning and her foray into kids' music.