The first vanguard single ahead of the release of John Askew’s 2022-upcoming artist album is a tale of two tones, intricately and ingeniously interwoven. ‘When Darkness Comes’ balances thought-provoking lyrics with Askew’s renowned clubfloor force, to bring something truly extraordinary to the fore.

‘When Darkness Comes’ is lent many a thought-provoking lyric by singer Shelby Merry, who’s born-in-Ohio/based-in-Nashville roots speak volumes to the song’s influences & orientation. With a central theme that revolves around courage conquering fear, and featuring lyrics like “if you aint scared, you aint human”, her words could hardly be more prescient.

Musically, John sets them against a production, the power of which is impossible to overlook. Elevated tempos & bracing rhythms meet guitar thrum and a high achieving mainline, all of which unswervingly point the track towards peaktime.

A release whose instant connect appeal belies sentiments that’ll linger long after its dance is done, John’s album-embarking ‘When Darkness Comes’ sees the light today. You can find it on all good sales and streaming platforms at the other end of this link [ ]

John Askew & Shelby Merry – When Darkness Comes

  1. John Askew & Shelby Merry – When Darkness Comes