FANDOM


(Live performances)
(Background)
(13 intermediate revisions by 4 users not shown)
Line 1: Line 1:
 
{{Infobox song
 
{{Infobox song
 
|image = Image:The_Bravest_Man_in_the_Universe_cover.jpg
 
|image = Image:The_Bravest_Man_in_the_Universe_cover.jpg
|artist = [[Bobby Womack]]
+
|artist = Bobby Womack<br><small>featuring Lana Del Rey</small>
|written = [[Damon Albarn]]<br>Bobby Womack<br>[[Sam Cooke]]<br>[[Lana Del Rey]]<br>[[Harold Payne]]<br>[[Richard Russell]]
+
|written = Damon Albarn<br>Bobby Womack<br>Sam Cooke<br>[[Lana Del Rey]]<br>Harold Payne<br>Richard Russell
 
|producer = Damon Albarn<br>Richard Russell
 
|producer = Damon Albarn<br>Richard Russell
 
|recorded = 2012
 
|recorded = 2012
|time = 4:31
+
|time = 4:18<br><small>(See [[#Official versions|official versions]])</small>
}}
+
|released = June 8, 2012}}
"'''Dayglo Reflection'''" is a song by [[Bobby Womack]] featuring [[Lana Del Rey]] that appears on his album 27th album ''The Bravest Man In The Universe''. The song was written by Womack, Del Rey, Damon Albarn, Sam Cooke, Harold Payne and Richard Russell.
+
"'''Dayglo Reflection'''" (also known as "'''Love Will Light the Way'''") is a song by Bobby Womack featuring [[Lana Del Rey]] that appears on his 27th and final album ''The Bravest Man in the Universe''. The song was written by Womack, Del Rey, Damon Albarn, Sam Cooke, Harold Payne and Richard Russell.
   
 
==Background==
 
==Background==
Womack began working on his album with Dan Albarn after Albarn contacted him in 2009 during the recording sessions of the Gorillaz album ''Plastic Beach''. Womack later began work on his first album since 2000, inviting Albarn back. Albarn later convinced Richard Russell to join in the production. In an interview, Del Rey revealed it was her who approached Womack to collaborate on a song.
+
Womack began working on his album with Damon Albarn after Albarn contacted him in 2009 during the recording sessions of the Gorillaz album ''Plastic Beach''. Womack later began work on his first album since 2000, inviting Albarn back. Albarn later convinced Richard Russell to join in the production. In an interview, Del Rey revealed it was her who approached Womack to collaborate on a song.
   
 
The song samples Sam Cooke during an interview on The Ed Sullivan Show and "Moonlight on Vermont" by Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band. An unofficial edit of the song featuring Del Rey's vocals only surfaced August 16, 2012.
 
The song samples Sam Cooke during an interview on The Ed Sullivan Show and "Moonlight on Vermont" by Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band. An unofficial edit of the song featuring Del Rey's vocals only surfaced August 16, 2012.
   
 
==Live performances==
 
==Live performances==
Womack, Del Rey and Albarn performed the song live on the French TV show La Grand Journal along with "The Bravest Man in the Universe". The performance also included an interview with all three performers.[[File:Performances of "The Bravest Man in the Universe" and "Dayglo Reflection"|thumb|335 px|Live performances of "The Bravest Man in the Universe" featuring Damon Albarn and "Dayglo Reflection" featuring Lana Del Rey and Damon Alburn by Bobby Womack on La Grand Journal.|none]]
+
Womack, Del Rey and Albarn performed the song live on the French TV show Le Grand Journal along with "The Bravest Man in the Universe". The performance also included an interview with all three performers.
==Lyrics==
+
  +
==Official versions==
  +
*Album version — 4:18
  +
*Radio edit — 3:13
  +
*Instrumental version — 4:16
  +
  +
== Lyrics ==
 
{{Scroll box
 
{{Scroll box
 
|content=<poem>
 
|content=<poem>
 
''"As the singer grows older, his conception goes a little deeper, because he lives life and he understands who he's trying to say a little more."''
 
''"As the singer grows older, his conception goes a little deeper, because he lives life and he understands who he's trying to say a little more."''
   
'''Bobby Womack:'''
+
'''[Bobby Womack]:'''
 
The earth is but a dayglo reflection
 
The earth is but a dayglo reflection
 
A turn that will bring you only light
 
A turn that will bring you only light
Line 27: Line 27:
 
Waiting for the day to bring me light
 
Waiting for the day to bring me light
   
'''Lana Del Rey:'''
+
'''[Lana Del Rey]:'''
 
If heaven thinks that everything is everything
 
If heaven thinks that everything is everything
 
The only thing I ever dreamed is you and me
 
The only thing I ever dreamed is you and me
Line 35: Line 35:
 
''"As the singer grows older, his conception goes a little deeper, because he lives life and he understands who he's trying to say a little more. If the singer tries to find out what's happening in life, it gives him a better insight on telling the story of the song he's trying to sing."''
 
''"As the singer grows older, his conception goes a little deeper, because he lives life and he understands who he's trying to say a little more. If the singer tries to find out what's happening in life, it gives him a better insight on telling the story of the song he's trying to sing."''
   
'''Lana Del Rey:'''
+
'''[Lana Del Rey]:'''
 
Watching from a distant constellation
 
Watching from a distant constellation
 
Eyes that can see the world in changing hues
 
Eyes that can see the world in changing hues
Line 47: Line 47:
 
</poem>
 
</poem>
 
}}
 
}}
  +
  +
==Promotional releases==
  +
===''Dayglo Reflection'' CD by ''XL Recordings'' in UK===
  +
<gallery spacing="small" widths="100">
  +
DR1.jpg|<small>Front cover</small>
  +
DR2.jpg|<small>Back cover</small>
  +
DR3.jpg
  +
DR4.jpg|<small>CD</small>
  +
</gallery>
  +
 
[[Category:Songs]]
 
[[Category:Songs]]
 
[[Category:Collaborations]]
 
[[Category:Collaborations]]
  +
[[Category:Released songs]]

Revision as of 22:58, April 7, 2019

The Bravest Man in the Universe cover
Bobby Womack
featuring Lana Del Rey
Writer(s) Damon Albarn
Bobby Womack
Sam Cooke
Lana Del Rey
Harold Payne
Richard Russell
Producer(s) Damon Albarn
Richard Russell
Released June 8, 2012
Recorded 2012
Length 4:18
(See official versions)

"Dayglo Reflection" (also known as "Love Will Light the Way") is a song by Bobby Womack featuring Lana Del Rey that appears on his 27th and final album The Bravest Man in the Universe. The song was written by Womack, Del Rey, Damon Albarn, Sam Cooke, Harold Payne and Richard Russell.

Background

Womack began working on his album with Damon Albarn after Albarn contacted him in 2009 during the recording sessions of the Gorillaz album Plastic Beach. Womack later began work on his first album since 2000, inviting Albarn back. Albarn later convinced Richard Russell to join in the production. In an interview, Del Rey revealed it was her who approached Womack to collaborate on a song.

The song samples Sam Cooke during an interview on The Ed Sullivan Show and "Moonlight on Vermont" by Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band. An unofficial edit of the song featuring Del Rey's vocals only surfaced August 16, 2012.

Live performances

Womack, Del Rey and Albarn performed the song live on the French TV show Le Grand Journal along with "The Bravest Man in the Universe". The performance also included an interview with all three performers.

Official versions

  • Album version — 4:18
  • Radio edit — 3:13
  • Instrumental version — 4:16

Lyrics

"As the singer grows older, his conception goes a little deeper, because he lives life and he understands who he's trying to say a little more."

[Bobby Womack]:
The earth is but a dayglo reflection
A turn that will bring you only light
I'm forming to myself, but I'm not going
Waiting for the day to bring me light

[Lana Del Rey]:
If heaven thinks that everything is everything
The only thing I ever dreamed is you and me
'Cause I break down, I take you down
And I love it every step of the way

"As the singer grows older, his conception goes a little deeper, because he lives life and he understands who he's trying to say a little more. If the singer tries to find out what's happening in life, it gives him a better insight on telling the story of the song he's trying to sing."

[Lana Del Rey]:
Watching from a distant constellation
Eyes that can see the world in changing hues
Visions still unfolding, sweet imagining
Time reveals that love's the only truth

If heaven thinks that everything is everything
The only thing I ever dreamed is you and me
'Cause I break down, I take you down
And I love it every step of the way

Promotional releases

Dayglo Reflection CD by XL Recordings in UK

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.