LA-based Blues rocker Shane Henry searches for salvation with his blazing new track, ‘Save Me’, off his latest album, Light in the Dark. The quick, blistering track features rapid blues chords and howling vocals that soar from a deep delta boogey to West Coast pop at the chorus.“‘Save Me’ is a song of a spiritual battle about being on the run from the devil. The song certainly gives a nod to the story and music of Robert Johnson” claims Henry.
Over the course of Henry’s fifteen year career he has played alongside legends such as B.B. King, SRV’s Double Trouble, Etta James, Buddy Guy, Jonny Lang and George Thorogood and the Destroyers to name just a few. In addition, many of his songs have received international exposure, courtesy of placements on NBC, CBS, Discovery Channel, Hallmark Channel, and the E! Television network, as well as through feature films, radio airplay and retail sales.
Henry’s stunning new album, Light in the Dark (due for release April 28), seals the divide between blues and pop, resulting in a sound that boasts elements of both, while also retaining a freshness, spontaneity, and yes, an instantly infectious and accessible sound that expands his boundaries as both a songwriter and a musician.
Produced in part by David Ryan Harris (John Mayer, Dave Matthews, Santana) and Justin Glasco (The Lone Bellow), Light in the Dark boasts songs that effectively reflect an upward gaze while offering hope and comfort in a world where challenges abound and confusion often reigns. A mix of the occasionally dark underbelly, some instantly accessible grooves, a host of ready refrains and fiery fretwork, it carries a persistently uplifting theme throughout. The entire album is flush with drive and determination, the result of Henry’s evolution as an artist, an advance that he’s quick to point out.
“This record reflects my development as a songwriter,” he suggests. “It defines who I am. I’ve always believed that if the artist doesn’t feel the music, then no one else will either.”
Ultimately then, his goal is simple. “I want to make a positive impact on my audience through my music,” he says. “If I can shine a little bit of light, then maybe others will find some comfort there as well.”