Monday, January 10, 2011

SNEAK PEEK! Adam Cruz - Dancer In The Dark



DOWNLOAD LINK: http://www.sendspace.com/file/ywjgbd

Happy New Year to anyone reading this right now! I truly hope 2011 will turn out to be the best year of your life!

I've been working so much on so many things, but I really wanted to make 2011 a year where I share as much of it with you as possible. The newest song I've been working on, "Dancer In The Dark", is a bit personal to me for 2 reasons: 1) This song marks my singing debut. It's true that I've sung background vocals on a few records, but I never tried singing lead like this before. The inspiration to record myself in this way came from William "Reelsoul" Rodriguez. As Reelsoul, Will has produced some of my hottest house music out today. His newest hit is entitled "Spend My Life" and he features himself, singing in the lead role. As soon as I heard it, I loved it and I thought to myself, "Now here's someone who's willing to go for it." I loved his style and I loved how it made me think of other house music producers who have jumped into the singer's driver seat. Kerri Chandler's "Rain" comes to mind, as well as Blaze's "25 Years Later" album, which marked Josh Milan's singing debut. In thinking about these guys, I felt inspired and "Dancer In The Dark" came from that.

2) This is a song for the dancers out there. While this is a definite a club record, it's a confession about wanting to jump into the middle of the dancer's circle at your favorite club. There's fear and excitement there and that's where I'm coming from when I wrote it. In singing it, it felt scary and exciting, but even with its warts and all, it feels authentically me...and I'm cool with that. :)

Adam Cruz - Dancer In The Dark
Written and produced by Adam Cruz.
Vocals performed by Adam Cruz.
Published by Mixtape Sessions Music (ASCAP).
©2011 Mixtape Sessions Music, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

VERSE 1:
I used to shy away
runaway right when the time came

Let my fears get in the way
couldn't take this soul injection

But this time I've got my act together
feels so good to be free

And this time we'll make it last forever
No more fear where my heart should be


CHORUS:
Dancer make your mark
let us see you on the dance floor
cause you're a dancer in the dark
let us see you wow the people

Dancer make your mark
let us see you on the dance floor
you're a dancer in the dark
let us see you shine like before


VERSE 2:
I used to hide away
I couldn't face any rejection

I'm finally ready
hear me sing

In this place
this soul infection

I'm so glad we've got this time together
feels so good to be me

And this time we'll make it last forever
share this love in my heart you'll see

(REPEAT CHORUS)


BRIDGE:
Dancer make your mark
Twist and turn hear them remark

Dancer make your mark
Twist and turn hear them remark

(REPEAT CHORUS)