Waiting For Smith – Lost In Your Light

This isn’t the first appearance of Waiting For Smith this year, and there’s a reason for that: The music that Harry Lloyd creates is beautiful, hopeful and melody-driven. Enter Lost In Your Light, yet another single from this amazing singer-songwriter that will make you thankful that he exists and hopeful that he will release a long player sometime in the near future!

Lost In Your Light digs into the fears we all possess and says: You are not alone! The lyrics here paint a picture of the outwardly confident self, hiding the inwardly insecure. We all try to put on a brave public face, but in the end, all of us are grappling with something that is darker. Lloyd’s message is to share this with others and that this will lighten your load, and probably those you share with too because they then know that their issues are OK to share as well. 

The lyrics speak to our humanity:

 “I’m not Jesus, I’m just doing my best” 

sings Lloyd at one point, and indeed, none of us are either figuratively or in reality a savior, but we all try to make it through, to do good, to make a difference in some way. At another, Lloyd challenges us to listen, to really listen, to those who are talking to us. To pay attention deeply and meaningfully:

“We’re all different in different ways,
Cos real slow listening, it pays.”

So what about the music? That is captivating as well. You are probably too young to remember the Clint Eastwood spaghetti western, The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, (Google the theme music and listen when the guitar kicks in at around the 48-second mark) but the sound of the guitar on Lost In Your Light has a similar quality. You’d think it wouldn’t fit, but it does and it’s magnificent! Couple this with a driving beat that doesn’t overshadow, and Lloyd’s voice and this is another great and unique track. Where’s the long-player, Harry?

For more information on Waiting For Smith, check out his website, which includes all of the social links you require. To purchase music, well, that’s a little more difficult. As noted, there is no long-player as yet for Waiting For Smith, there’s a spotty collection of singles on Amazon and if you are into Apple Music, then you can purchase all of his singles there. I’m sure he would appreciate a stream on Spotify as well. To me, none of this, though, compares to having either a physical or digital long-player available for sale. That’s probably just me!

If this is your first exposure to Waiting For Smith, check out the other reviews here on Vodka.

Note: With Covid-19 still around, probably to be with us for some time, artists like Waiting For Smith and many others need your purchases to keep their heads above water. If your situation allows it, consider purchasing more in these tough times. –Vodka