New Song: “Shine”

New Song: “Shine”

“Shine” is an anthem to radical optimism—the hard-won kind, not the garbage-y “feel your feelings” kind. Or the lobotomized “Let’s all just be happy for no apparent reason, tra la la” kind. “Shine” is about the kind of optimism that knows what’s at stake, and dares to choose joy.

To celebrate the release, everything on Bandcamp is 25% off—just enter the discount code “SHINE25” at checkout and get 25% off signed copies of my book, lyric prints, posters, shirts, music…any of it. (Sale ends Friday, June 7th.)

I really hope you like this one. -M


The pale blue air
Of no one there
What do you care who finds you if you die tonight
From high school halls
To graveyard walls
‘Til Jesus calls and lays it on the dotted line

Let me see you shine
Let me see you shine

The chance you take
The bones you break
The choice you make won’t answer to the reason why
Chase it down
To higher ground
Repeat the sound and if you wake before you die

Let me see you shine
Let me see you shine

Let me see you shine your light
It’s all right
You can open up your eyes
And cry a little bit
Learn to fly a little bit

Produced by Brett Castro
Recorded and arranged by Brett Castro and Mike Errico
Mixed by Daniel Nieman
Mastered by Randy Merrill, Sterling SoundVocal, guitars: Mike Errico
Drums: Matt Bent
Bass: Brett Castro, Bobby Wooten
Keys: Brett CastroPhoto: Mike Errico
Graphic design: Skye Hilton


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