The Light In Your Name

Album: Field Of Reeds (2013)

Songfacts®:

  • A full day was spent smashing panes of glass for this song. Frontman Jack Barnett told NME: "We went to a glaziers near our studio and they gave us safety glass, because we wanted tiny little fragments, this detailed sound. You know, you could go to some sample library and get the sound of breaking glass. But that's boring and it sounds s--t."
  • Asked by NME if the glass-smashing actually signified something, Barnett replied: "It was obvious to me at one moment that it needed a pane of glass being smashed. It's all in the service of the music. These days, if people like anything it's got to be ironic or retro or clever. I couldn't care less about that. I just want to make music from the heart that I can believe in. And, in this instance, the glass – it just communicated what I wanted to say."

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