Paul Moody - Letting Light In

January 07, 2022

I don't know if this is a trend to follow in 2022, but I know more and more indie artists who write in a cabin in the woods. Allison Leah wrote an entire album there. Thomas LaVine has set up a cabin in his garden. Even if 2020 and 2021 have taught us to isolate ourselves from the world, it would seem that these isolations (whether forced or voluntary), still stimulate creativity as much.
Paul Moody is one of those artists who needed a reconnection. And a cabin in the woods is the perfect place to reconnect with your inner self. He left town when the pandemic started and now his only neighbors are bears. This is Paul Moody's third feature on IMC and we can say that this time the bar is so high that we wonder how he will do it next time.

"Letting Light In" is about openness to others, and accepting that someone wants to come into your life. As Paul said about the song, "It takes courage to be vulnerable and open yourself to love and all the universe of feeling that accompanies". Love, with its fair share of sweetness, is above all a true emotional storm. We've all been through these ups and downs that make a relationship exist. The heart that beats, of course, but also the doubts and anxieties that can arise at any time without warning ("I kept a safe distance").

While I spent hours devouring his "Ghost Album", released in 2018, Paul Moody continues to surprise and amaze me. "Letting Light In" is like a cry for help from a person who is afraid of drowning deeply in love. Letting this light in is sometimes risky, and upsets habits. But don't you think the experience is worth it?

Between guitars (acoustic and electric) and violin, the track has everything to seduce, on a very slow rhythm, carried by held-back and shy vocals. A very simple production, after all, but which triggers for us what we expect: goosebumps. "All I want is your warm breath" is probably the most punchy line of the song, and it ends on a note of hope and absolute happiness.
What we love about this song is its excellent construction, when Paul starts from next to nothing, then gradually increases the power of the "Emotionometer" until he gives us goosebumps with a delicious final part.

And above all, the most important thing is that the artist feels relieved: "It felt like a weight being released, like I had gotten through something that had been dragging me down for a long time. I hope it gives some light to others as well."

To clear your mind and free yourself from the chains you sometimes impose on yourself when a relationship begins, add this song to your playlists. And above all, if you feel the pressure of the city getting oppressive, escape to the countryside. Whether it's for a few hours, a few days, or a lifetime. Because look at the effect the campaign has on Paul: you too could create unexpected masterpieces. And don't hesitate to reach out to Paul, he's a wonderful person.

Reach out to Paul Moody

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Written with love by Niko. "Letting Light In" has been added to our "Fresh Indie" playlist on Spotify and will start to play on the radio.


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