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The Night Turns to Morning Light

by Martin Lucassen

The appeal of pop, the energy of rock and the intimacy of folk. Catchy, mellow and dreamy melodies and unique crafted lyrics. Listen to this debut Adult Orientated Pop-Rock album with 12 original songs.
Genre: Folk: Singer/Songwriter
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Come to Me
4:04 album only
2. Love You from Scratch
3:41 album only
3. Love Me Right Now
2:53 album only
4. Break the Glass
5:17 album only
5. Heart On Fire
3:26 album only
6. What You Mean to Me
3:53 album only
7. I Love You More
3:26 album only
8. Do You Want Some Love
3:04 album only
9. Happy Travelers
3:52 album only
10. How Will It Be
4:36 album only
11. These Are the Times
3:09 album only
12. Beauty All Around
5:10 album only
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
--- Reviews --- Here are some reviews of a few songs that are on the album.
Song 'Heart On Fire'
"This song has a good upbeat pop rock sound. The melody is very unique. I think this song sounds a million times better than the trash on the current American pop music charts. This song has great lyrics and makes me think of smart ideas. The melody has a classic pop sound. It seems like one of the greatest songs ever written. This song could easily replace any jive song on the current pop chart."

" The intro is very upbeat and has a good tone. The vocals of the singer are strong and powerful. Really upbeat and enjoyable. the instrumental is great, upbeat, powerful, and heart felt. I really like the melody. It is very catchy. The guitar solo is awesome. it was a great change for the song and it really made the difference in the song. I really like it. It was a good song. I enjoyed it alot. i listened to the whole song and my foot was tapping the whole time when listening to it."

"the lyrics is what I like the most they are nice and heartfelt. the vocals are good too they are leveled on this song well. the guitar was really chilled out but had a moment of going kind of nuts, this song is nice and fun. you could easily put this track on the radio and make it something special, 10 out of 10"
"Nice intro. Hearing the music makes my body dancing. It's so melodic and get my happy feeling from my hatred feeling. I like the melody. Even though it's static, it's make me want to dance. This song has a good vocal. Moreover it's supported by the instrumental. The lyrics is good too. It says my heart on fire. It's affecting me. I feel like my heart is really on fire. This song is awesome."

"LOVE the groove on this one. This is a great tune, really like it."

"You always have to love the dancing queens and messy flowers. The songs lyrics clearly talk about a lady and the singer is thinking about her. The song has a nice upbeat tempo to it. It flows very well and keeps the listener interested in the story. The guitar and drums have nice acrostics to their sound. Just a cool fun simple sounding song that does not need to be messed with."

"Immediately I note the crisp and very bold sounds of the track. From the instrumental to the vocals, the sounds were open and
very gracious giving listeners pure enjoyment. The sounds of the instrumental are like melodies of country and pop. The beat is steady with a medium paced tempo. The artist sings the vocals with a lot of emotion. He gets into the song with a clear voice and a happy energy that listeners will notice. The track has a superb sound quality. The artist sings as if he is a veteran singer. The vocals are really good. I like the flow of lyrics and the clarity of each spoken word. The artist is likely going to be a favored artist because of his style of music. I like that this track doesn't sound like every other country pop song. The artist was able to bring a little spontaneous mix to the track that brought out its best sound."

"I felt like this song was great to listen to. I like the instrumentals in the song and the feeling that I got from this track. Cool song that has a nice sound and is professional. I felt that this song is modern and has a nice style and vibe. Really cool song that has potential. I think many people would find this song attractive and a pleasure to listen to. I felt happy when I heard this song and other listeners will as well."

"Love the introduction, gets straight to work and immediately has me hooked and ready to dance. Vocal in the first verse comes right on in and continues that feel good vibe, with rich tones that are easy on the ears. Bridge is simple but does the job and makes a smooth transition to the chorus. Keeps me wanting to dance all the way through. The lyrics are clear and easy to follow, and swing effortlessly between more melancholy points and subjects that fit with the more upbeat tone of the song. All very dynamic and good tempo.Sounds a little bit country here and there. Good overall."

"Intro - Very sparky quirky introduction to the song with nicely played guitars and sound fx, great performance to the guitarist Vocals - the vocalist sounds great, reminds me of an 80's 90's singer on commercial radio, great performance throughout the entire duration of the track. Great lyrical content Instrumental - the instrumentation is great, i can see where the producer was going with this one, quirky sounds and chords, great performances by the instrument players and nice clean sounding drums to give it that fast paced up tempo groove. Overall i like the track and i think i could hear this on either an advert for vintage clothes or for the end credits of a film at the cinema, top stuff 10/10"

Song 'Beauty All Around'
"What a wonderful song. The combination of rhythms gives it an earthy yet ethereal feel."
"Excellent production! Really like your vocals quite a bit on this. It reminds me of some of The Beatles vocals and another singer songwriter that I can’t really put my finger on, but your vocal delivery sounds great! The form and structure of the song is really quite good."
"A very mellow and relaxing song. The lyrics make sense, great instrumentals. I almost feel sad and happy at the same time."
"This song has a cowboy feeling and brings back memories when I was in highschool."

Song 'Break The Glass'
"very Lennon-esque song with great lyrics."
"This is a great song and i especially loved the harmonizing on the chorus. Everything about this song is spot on. The vocals, instrumentals, lyrics and quality. I was pleasantly surprised as to how much I enjoyed the song.'

Song 'Love Me Right Now'
"A tight rock song. Could be from the early days of the early days of the Beatles."
"The beat to the song is catchy. I like the added harmonica. The vocals are pretty good and fit well with the song."
"This is very different and I really like it."
"I really really love it!"

Song 'Happy Travelers'
"Great song. One of my favorite Ive heard doing these. Very happy and upbeat. Relaxing. "
"Really would be great for a kids show, sounds fun and energetic and keeps your attention, great lyrics too. "
"This song makes me want to travel now!"
"Beautiful voice. Nice instruments playing."

Song "Come To Me"
"Really pretty song, keeps your attention"
"The band has a very mellow sound, which is easy to listen to. There arent a lot of hooks, so the song is more of a story than just some pop song that you here so often on the radio today. The backup vocals add a nice contrast to the lead singers voice."
"I loved the overall performance of this band. The band sounds awesome. I love the vocal and instrumental performance."
"I really liked the mellow beat and rhythm. The lyrics are well thought out and sound meaningful. I cant say I really dislike anything about this song. "

Song "Love You From Scratch"
"Very awesome song. I loved it."
"Very appealing up-beat love song. The lyrics were simple yet conveyed the message effectively. I could picture this song being performed on a series like Nashville, or a Western Romance film."
"Its a great song title and the song itself is very catchy. This would work well as soundtrack music to a teen movie."

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--- Story behind the album ----
In September of 2014 I made the decision to do it differently.
For at least once I wanted to make a really good album. In the past I just wrote songs and recorded them quickly with my guitar. The quality was not that great. If I wouldn't change anything about this process, then I'll never make a quality good album.
So the question for me was "How do I get a great Album with crafted songs?" without losing my identity.

To keep the story short, I wanted to write my own lyrics, melody and do the main vocal. To make good improvements in these
elements I started singing lessons and did let my lyrics review several times by a professional songwriter from Australia till
i was complete satisfaction.
My strength is too weak to properly play an instrument and to set down a good production. I found a great company at the east coast of America (JAV Studios) that helped me create great backingtracks. It was a real pleasure to work with JD Mercer of JAV Studio. After having the backingtracks and singing to them I found in England a nice company that mixed and mastered them together. All tracks sounded almost perfect, just a little thing missing were additional background vocals.
For those background vocals I contacted a vocalist from LA (singing on all tracks) and one from Nashville (singing on a few tracks). After having those backing vocals I made the final mix of every song.
When I listen to the songs on this album it makes me proud of the created piece of music. It feels pretty good and when I
think about the whole process it was a pleasure to do.
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--- Album Credits ---
Lyrics written by Martin Lucassen
Vocals by Martin Lucassen
Background vocals by Laurie
Songs produced and arranged by JD Mercer at JAV Studios
Songs mixed and mastered by JD Mercer at JAV Studios & trustudios & Martin Lucassen
Graphic Design by JimGraph.com
Special thanks to: Ariel Petrie (backing vocals) and Barry Callister (lyric reviews)
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Some comments of each song from the album The Night Turns to Morning Light.
1. Come To Me
"Really pretty song, keeps your attention"
"A solid song. All the pieces come together well. Guitar, drums, piano. Singer sounds good."
"I liked the retro feeling of this song. It would appeal to fans of classic rock as well as fans of contemporary music."
"A very lovely song. Really flowing song with great contemplation in the lyrics. Strong chorus and singing from the backup singers. A reveal of the personal being of the singer, they are pouring their heart out."
"The band has a very mellow sound, which is easy to listen to. There arent a lot of hooks, so the song is more of a story than just some pop song that you here so often on the radio today. The backup vocals add a nice contrast to the lead singers voice."
2. Love You From Scratch
"Very appealing up-beat love song. The lyrics were simple yet conveyed the message effectively. I could picture this song being performed on a series like Nashville, or a Western Romance film."
"Its a great song title and the song itself is very catchy. This would work well as soundtrack music to a teen movie."
"Song has a nice catchy beat."
"Really like Martin....nice vocals, beat and instrumental performance. Can't wait to hear more from him."
"Good melody flows really nicely. The vocals are great"
3. Love Me Right Now
"Very upbeat song, kind of nostalgic, I like it."
"Nice strong vocals, enjoyed the harmonica. "
"I like the overall sound; nice harmonies, good catchy melody. Main vocalist has an interesting distinctive voice."
"The beat to the song is catchy. I like the added harmonica. The vocals are pretty good and fit well with the song."
"This is very different and I really like it."
"At first it was a bit Beatles-y...and then, harmonica! An interesting choice and fun surprise - it lent a bluesy,
sophisticated touch to the song (ditto the guitar riffs). I like the straightforwardness of the lyrics, and the fact its about love + kisses versus the grinding and etc. that's in a lot of todays pop - and no, Im not a prude! The music sounded great - surprising yet nicely layered, nice sound quality. I could imagine this song behind a TV/movie scene depicting giddy new romance."
4. Break The Glass
"This is a great song and i especially loved the harmonizing on the chorus. Everything about this song is spot on. The vocals, instrumentals, lyrics and quality. I was pleasantly surprised as to how much I enjoyed the song."
"This track is one that makes me stare out into the openness of my surrounding and think about past experiences and memories."
"I can relate to the content of the lyrics very well. The music is decent enough and the vocals are nice. Overall, it has a nice message and good sound. "
"I like it. It has a kind of Oasis late 90s vibe to it."
"I like the style and lyrics"
5. Heart On Fire
"This song has a good upbeat pop rock sound. The melody is very unique. I think this song sounds a million times better than the trash on the current American pop music charts. This song has great lyrics and makes me think of smart ideas. The melody has a classic pop sound. It seems like one of the greatest songs ever written. This song could easily replace any jive song on the current pop chart."
"Very enjoyable. Catchy tune"
"Strong vocals by both the singer and the backup singers. Great toning to the guitar in the solo."
"Lovely, upbeat song. The vocals are pleasant and the tune is very catchy."
"Very fun and smooth. Perfect for TV."
"This had a great 1960s feel to it, but it was at the same time a modern song. Reminded me a little of something The Beautiful South might have done."
6. What You Mean To Me
"I liked this song. The simplicity of the guitar riff and drum beat allows the listener to zero in on the vocals. Lyrics are quite clear to understand, and vocals are raw. The song has a rather dreamlike quality that puts you into a hypnotically contemplative state. "
"Very good song and great songwriting. Talented musicians and reminds me a little bit of Paul McCartneys latest stuff. Great chord progressions, very much like Pink Floyd in their progression."
"Really enjoyed the vocalist on this track, reminds me of the lead singer of Ceili Rain. Nice simple track, enjoyed the guitar and the vocals "
"I really liked the music, it sounded very upbeat and had a nice tempo to it. I think the way the guy sang really complimented the music nicely. Most newer musicians dont seem to do this very well and sound off when compared to the tempo of the song and I like that this is not the case in this song."
"Its another catchy one. I can see it more for like a comedy-romance type movie."
7. I Love You More
"I enjoyed the romantic nature of this song. The music seemed to be right in tune with the beats. Very nice. "
"Enjoyed this very much. Great music performed very well."
"I can imagine listening to it during a road trip or on the radio. Very catchy tune, and decent arrangement and vocal performance."
8. Do You Want Some Love
"love the mellow Beatles vibe. Very nice and relaxing."
"Awesome mellow jam."
"i liked the intensity of this and i felt like you progressed the emotions really nicely. the way the horns wrapped around your vocals were really lovely. you had some nice pop tactics that made this easy to listen to. soft drums backed you up nicely.

9. Happy Travelers
"Catchy chorus."
"nice, happy song, I like it. Still think these guys sound a bit like Oasis from time-to-time, good instrumentals and vocals."
"This was really nice. Very catchy. I would enjoy hearing more like this. I like that the lead vocalist has a rather unique sound."
"This is a great song with a good beat. Couldnt help but tap my foot."
"Really liked the lively instrumental performance and beat of the song. Production quality is top notch, sounds great!"
"good vocals, nice, relaxing song"
10. How Will It Be
"I felt the song was well written and I connected emotionally with the lyrics. Very relaxing and hypnotizing. Even though it seems like a folk/indie song I could see it fitting in the sci-fi or fantasy tv/movie genres. The vocals have a subtle eeriness that adds a whole another dimension to the song."
"This is a very good pop song that is enjoyable in its own right but would also be excellent as a soundtrack item in a TV show or movie."
"Sounds like a very good some for chilling on a summer day. Love the instruments in the background and how they play with the lyrics."
"Nice and mellow song. I like it."
"This song does a great job in combining the beat from the drum and the mans voice."
11. These Are The Times
"Nice voice, and I like the lyrics. I also enjoyed the instrumentals in between the sung portion. "
"Nice lyrics. Singer decent. I enjoyed the overall, happy feel."
"This is a happy and uplifting song. It could be played at the end of a movie."
"Love the beat and the instruments playing. Cool lyrics and a good sounding voice."
"Really liked the song....sounds like theme song to a tv show! Nice vocals and instrumentals."
"Enjoy the vocal track a lot. Nice fun simple song. "
12. Beauty All Around
"I like its flow. Very mellow and calming for what it is. Instead of tear jerking heart break."
"A very mellow and relaxing song. The lyrics make sense, great instrumentals. I almost feel sad and happy at the same time."
"This song has a cowboy feeling and brings back memories when I was in highschool."
"I really enjoyed this song. The musicality reminds me of summer love and sandy beaches. I enjoyed the indie feel with the acoustic elements. "
"I really like the vocal performance. Instrumental performance is very good. Production quality is excellent."
"The rhythm and tone of this song was very enlightening."
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