The City Lights album launch in Canberra was filmed with the help of talented videographer, Matt Ong. We’re going to release the videos in the same order as the tracks on the album.
City Lights is the first, we hope you enjoy watching it on YouTube and give us a like and share 🙂
The song City Lights, title of the Bella Groove album, was conceived about 8 years ago!
I wrote the main chorus of City Lights after seeing Dan Sultan perform at the Sydney Opera House.
It was exciting seeing a live band at The Opera House Studio. The Studio theatre, “with its capacity to transform, is a space where the edges of art are not only reached but explored”. I have been fortunate to see a few “bizarre and beautiful” acts perform at the Studio.
So, I was buzzing… walking down the promenade at Circular Quay, heading back to my inner West abode. Suddenly the tune just came to me, beginning with the lyrics:
Come down now, come to the city tonight
There you’ll find brighter skies than you’ll ever see
A full moon out there, full moon out there
Come take a risk with me…
The rest of the lyrics came later. The melody was fixed!
Piano player and arranger, Hugh Barrett, played some cool chords and I figured out the intro! Hugh went away and worked on a horn arrangement, then we had a tune!
Thanks to Matt Ong and James Robinson who assisted Matt with filming the launch.