Opening with a low drone, the strum of an acoustic guitar, and the warmly compelling vocals of singer Jason Horowitz, IN THE DARKNESS, the new single from The Whiskey Farm, is a call to action.
Sometimes it’s the simplest of messages that resonate the deepest and such is the case with the refrain here: In the Darkness we can be the light. Such a simple truth, but a potent reminder in these times.
While not explicitly referencing either issue directly, IN THE DARKNESS is a much-needed burst of light in a country paralyzed by a growing pandemic and haunted by racial inequality, past and present. These are delicate issues to address and it appears that The Whiskey Farm has chosen the universal themes of Darkness vs. Light to communicate that it’s not hopeless; we still have a chance to make the world better and leave a legacy of beauty to our children.
Straightforward production with layers of harmonies and folky instrumentation round out the soundscape nicely and nicely service and elevate the song, while the typically laid-back vocals of Jason Horowitz take on a greater urgency in this offering. A piece of timeless Americana perfection, IN THE DARKNESS reinforces its unifying message by inspiring singalong — we can almost imagine singing the tune around a campfire, in a chorus of voices made up of friends old and new. Thanks for sending this one.
The band for IN THE DARKNESS is:
Jason Horowitz - guitar, accordion, harmonica, vocals
Brett Wilfrid - guitar, banjo, vocals
Chantelle Thomas - vocals
Mike Steen - bass
Chad Bartell - drums, vocals