"Shine a Little Light" is the opening track of Let's Rock
, an album that represented a deliberate return by Black Keys to focus on guitar. This song, built around a monster riff, is a case in point. Dan Auerbach told Uncut
magazine they didn't go into the studio heavily prepared.
"We wrote them all on the spot. I didn't bring anything in with me. I didn't want to overthink it I wanted it to feel spontaneous I wanted to be able to like record something not dissimilar to Louie Louie
and be perfectly happy with it. I was looking for The Troggs."