Sparkle

Let’s remember how it is
After the rain clears the air.
All the colors of this life seem to
Sparkle and shine.

Heaven above becomes
Heaven below.
It’s here.

Look around you.
Can you find it?
That sparkle.

It’s here.

Baby, all I want is all I have.
Look around you.

Do you love the way it feels
When the vapor lifts away.
Any pressure there was – is now
Gone with the breeze.

Ever before looks like
Ever after.
It’s here.

Look around you.
Can you find it?
That sparkle.

It’s here.

Baby, all I want is all I have.
Look around you.

Baby, all I want is all I have.
Look around you.


lyrics by Alek Vila
©2012 Racing Heart Records

“This song wouldn’t have been the same without my rehearsal space. That’s where I was able to feel the rush as I played with dynamics on my guitar. The pulsing and strumming guitar parts came from those experiments.

I was used to walking in the rain in Seattle, and the lyrics were inspired by glorious cloudbreaks as I walked from my apartment down the hill to the rehearsal room. I always felt a huge relief when the sun came out, and because everything was glimmering with raindrops the world literally seemed to sparkle and shine.

The intense dynamics of this song have storm-like quality that sounds awesome with a rock band. It is a little awkward now to play this song without a band, so I’m glad to have an album recording that at least showcases the sound of a drummer, bassist, and lead guitarist rocking out. When I play this song in a professional show I’ll definitely want a band with me!

Jason Goessl’s lead guitar parts are magical. His clean sound has a sweet chime that everybody loves. For the rock solo in the middle of the song, engineer Scott Ross provided a guitar amplifier with a slightly different sound. A bit more... rock. Producer Peter Fosso assured me that I would be glad we switched amps for the solo, and he was right! The rock solo is awesome. Peter also helped arrange the final recording by pulling out recorded elements at the right time to enhance the drama and dynamics.”

— Alek Vila

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vocals, guitars, and keyboards by Alek Vila
drums by Moises Padilla
bass by Jeff Eason
lead guitar by Jason Goessl
produced by Peter Fosso
recorded by Scott Ross, Elliot Bay Recording Co.
mastered by Steve Hall, Future Disc Systems

©2012 Racing Heart Records