After a few years in the rap game, Beacon Light is ready for the next level. And the next level starts with his new album, Lit. The album is arguably the most urban sound Beacon has ever created. "I grew a lot on this project," says Beacon. "I used to box myself in (musically) by what other people thought or said about me. I felt like I had to make music that looked like me because that's what the industry wanted. This album (Lit) was me just writing songs to any beat I was feeling. If I liked it, I wrote to it. Period."
The featured single from Lit is a song called Haters. Imagine boom-bap-trap with tribal vocal samples, and crazy lyrical aggression. A large vocabulary over turnt music that makes you drive a little faster when you listen to it, coupled with a great message. "When I wrote Haters the industry was challenging me," Beacon says. "Certain individuals said I didn't have what it took. The result was Haters. I want to love the way Jesus loved, but that isn't always easy. The aggression in this song is the result of a man wrestling with the choice to love when his flesh doesn't want to. I love the haters. I will choose to love the haters. Even when it's the hard choice."
Lit features production by Grammy winner Dirty Rice and guest features by Dre Murray and Steven Malcolm.
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On the Rise| Posted September 30, 2016
You've seen music videos such as "Jesus Loves Me," "Color Blind" and most recently "Haters" from the Michigan artist Beacon Light. Now Beacon has released a new, well-produced eight song project titled Lit.
The first track "Lit" was produced really well. The hook really brings me in and is a banger for anyone listening. "Haters" is my favorite song on the album. Beacon does a great job with his flow, mixing fast lyrics with a hook that will be in your head for days. I love how vulnerable he gets during "Be That Way;" it kind of had that NF "Wish You Wouldn't" feel to it.
"Game Time" and "Quite Like Me" feature artists Dre Murray and Steven Malcolm. These are both songs that should be in everyones workout set, songs you'll be wanting to see at a live show! "Falling" may seem to some like a song to skip over, but it reminded me of a Macklemore song. Beacon is honest, and the flow is easy to understand because he's not hiding what he believes.
Beacon Light is an artist on the rise. You can tell that he cares about the production of his songs, and he cares about the audience he's speaking to. He never hides the fact that Jesus is where he gets his strength from. Overall, I liked the album. For me some of the instrumentals sounded the same, but his flow has really grown since his previous project Open Eyes. I think Lit had a good concept and was original, but Beacon has a whole new level that he can reach on his next project.
Song to Download Now:
"Haters" (Get it on iTunes here.)