"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[edit | edit source]
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[edit | edit source]
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[edit | edit source]
- Album version — 4:18
- Instrumental version — 4:16
- Radio edit — 3:13