Nov 25 2022
Gwil Davey will release ‘Face Like Lightning‘, featuring Melo, on 20th January 2023. “Melo absolutely nailed the sax solo in the instrumental”, explains Gwil. “I think Face like lightning is my most complete song to date.”
“I started writing it when I found a guitar line that I liked. I was in my hotel room, on a break from being part of a worship team at a conference. Thankfully I had my Mac and recording hardware to hand. The second element I had was the sentence ‘Face like lightning’. I’d had that written in my note book for a few months now but didn’t have a song it fit into. Amazingly lyrically this song came together pretty quickly. I was able to base a lot of the lyrics from Daniel’s vision and from Revelation.
I found a drum loop, chopped it up and put it into the track, then added some acoustic. That’s when Isaias and Surrendered Records comes in. Maybe it’s God’s providence but they had decided to have an offer on during that period, September I think. So I messaged them and they wanted to work on it.
Isaias added a lot of layers! His piano line, particularly in verse two is just stunning and his bass line just holds the song down so well.
He ‘accidentally’ added some cool reverb delay effects on my vocal at the end of verse 2 which really add to the song.
Back to Melo. I had wanted to work with him for a while. I love his sax playing and his heart for God. So I dropped him a message and amazingly he wanted to be involved. He sent over a great selection of options, not just for the instrumental but to layers up the rest of the song. I think Isaias used those brilliantly.
A good friend of mine called Randy heard the song and wanted to add to Isaias’ and Christian’s backing vocals so I let him put some ideas in and what he added really helped verse 1
Finally, verse 3. I had seen an IG video of a guy recording choir vocals himself and I thought that some choir Vox would be really interesting. I’m not the best vocalist so I was a bit sceptical of how it would turn out. But it worked! Praise God. So that’s what you hear at ‘Holy’ in verse 3.
Having written this I realise how many people helped with this song. And I only listed those who contributed musically. So many listened to some earlier versions and gave their feedback.
This track is all about God. He is so big and so great. I believe He is unimaginable. Praise God that we have passages like Daniel and Revelation that help us understand who we worship. I believe that this theme captured the hearts of the people who helped out on this track. There’s nothing that can draw people together like God can.”