Sometimes when we’ve been through hard times, music can guide us to a brighter future. Mostly composed with the post-pandemic future in mind, Caribbean-Canadian smooth jazz guitarist Jeremy Sean Hector returns with his sophomore album Light After Dark that explores many different human emotions attached to the anticipation of brighter days ahead.
The highly anticipated album Light After Dark follows the theme of new beginnings with songs titled “Joy of Life,” “Guiding Light,” and “Redemption” that build on Hector’s soothing jazz melodies from his debut album Ascension, released in 2019, that has accumulated more than 4 million streams since its release.
“I feel like in some way we can all relate to these emotions as we navigate these times. The beauty of music for me is being able to capture the sound of moments as they are felt,” says Hector.
Light After Dark’s lead single “Night Flight” began the journey into our evocative world after dark with its soulful and scintillating trip into the atmosphere. Hector’s soothing, melodically, and technically masterful guitar riffs mixed with the pulsating bass, gently propelling drums, and vibe-setting keyboards set the tone of the album.
“‘Night Flight’ is the kind of song that seems to come alive at night,” says Hector. “With an air of wonder and anticipation, this song just wants to take you on a pleasant trip.”
Helping Hector create the soundtrack to a fresh start is Eddie Bullen on keyboards, Otios Williams on drums, and bassist Eric Lyons. Other musicians who contributed to the album are bassist guitarists Mo Pleasure, Andrew Stewart and Keane Jules, drummers Larnell Lewis and William Laurencin, Isaac Agerman and Michael Arthurs on saxophone, Alexis Baros on trumpet, and Meiron Kelly on trombone.
The new album Light After Dark, released on November 18 via Thunder Dome Sounds through Slammin Media, is Hector’s second time partnering with Billboard charting producer and pianist Eddie Bullen. With all the compositions written by Hector, the new album is a collection of musical ideas that came to life for the artists over the course of our global pandemic.
Born in 1990, Hector’s musical journey began on the Caribbean Island of Grenada after classical piano lessons at age 7. He studied guitar with his father for a few years before earning a master’s degree in psychology. But his desire to be a musical artist shined through and he has since had the pleasure of sharing the stage with world renowned artists such as Arturo Tappin, Eddie Bullen, Ronald “boo” Hinkson, Larnell Lewis, and the British Collective.
With a hugely successful debut album behind him, Hector’s highly anticipated new album Light After Dark was released on November 18, 2022, via Thunder Dome Sounds through Slammin Media.