Bright Lights – Gary Clark Jr.

Upon first hearing Clark’s “Bright Lights”, you might mistake it for a blues song from the peak of the genre during the 40′s and 50′s. But once the smooth electric guitar joins in you’ll recognize that this is something of a more recent caliber.

Clark sings about a city’s social scene blowing up his ego and him not caring. And he shouldn’t. With guitar skills like those showcased on the bridge that take years of training to perfect, he seems to have mastered it well. The crooner’s solo sounds smooth but still gritty enough to for the listener to believe he’s taken time to make it to this city where he’s determined for you to know his name.

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One thought on “Bright Lights – Gary Clark Jr.

  1. Thanks so much for covering this singer and particularly this song. I think it’s so cool when a modern artist can make material that echoes earlier eras of music and still have it sound current. This song does that. 🙂

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