Greg Hoy – ‘Here Comes The Light’

Greg Hoy has worn many different hats, working under many different names over the past 15 years. The singer songwriter, multi instrumentalist, recording producer and engineer, has had a hand in more than 30 albums over that time, but now he’s just performing under his own name. His first of 3 EPs, ‘Cacophony 1’, deep dives into the creativity of various life extremes like births, deaths, fires, and riots, which works well with a word that is defined as a harsh, discordant mixture of sounds: we’re certainly surrounded by a lot of overwhelming noise in this current climate; but music, as always, is our salvation and way free.

In the new music video for his song, ‘Here Comes The Light’, Greg Hoy sings an honest track about being born and reborn, inspired by the birth of his daughter. The video was released to coincide with Women’s History Month, and lyrics such as “Here comes the light you never wanted / Spin it round, round, round, round again”, serve as well-wishes to his daughter for a safe journey into this world while at the same time providing a note to himself about becoming a father.

The clip is an animated take on the album cover, with illustrations spinning and flickering in cut-and-paste style while the bold lyrics facilitate questions, thoughts, and answers. Hoy emerges from the darkness and moves towards a future unknown, manifesting safety, creativity, and vision for his new baby girl.

Watch the video for ‘Here Comes The Light’ below, and follow Greg Hoy’s journey via his official website.

About the author

Lisa has been writing for over 20 years, starting as the entertainment editor on her university newspaper. Since then she's written for Popwrapped, Maximum Pop, Celebmix, and ListenOnRepeat.

Lisa loves all good music, with particular fondness for Jedward and David Bowie. She's interviewed Edward Grimes (Jedward), Kevin Godley, Trevor Horn, Paul Young, Peter Cox (Go West), Brendan B Brown (Wheatus), Bruce Foxton (The Jam), among many many more. Lisa is also available for freelance writing - please email lisa@essentiallypop.com

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