Georgia VanNewkirk released a new single, “Let The Light In,” on Friday. It’s her newest release following “Picture You in Paris,” which came out earlier this year.
“Let The Light In” serves as a raw and uncensored reflection of VanNewkirk’s own struggles with mental health. It’s a piano ballad, and VanNewkirk’s voice is soft and breathy at first, singing desolate lines like “I follow the sun / But I’m just a shadow” and “I want to feel whole / But you leave me so hollow.”
Her voice picks up more power as she croons “Please let me go / I don’t want to be alone / Let the light in / Let the light in” and “Don’t take hold of me.”
Echos and a drum beat kick in in the last third of the song, adding emphasis and power to VanNewkirk’s fight against internal darkness.
“Let The Light In” was co-written by Jay Hurtt and VanNewkirk and produced by Wolfgang Zimmerman and Corey Campbell. Benjamin Mossman and Noah Jones provided instrumentation on the track. Stream it below.