White Lightning

'White Lightning' is a cooperation between LTJ and Dutch rock singer Stan Verbraak who was the vocalist in the Dutch heavy rock group 'Helloise' and is presently the singer of the band 'Highway Chile.' 

Written as a rock song with a standard structure and a length of about three and a half minutes 'White Lightning' features a powerful chorus and a more mellow verse. It kicks off with a small lead part and has two bridges, one after the first verse where we played with the panning in the mix to create a spacious atmosphere and one after the second chorus containing a little solo part. 

Stan and LTJ met on line and this is how everything was organised. The vocals were recorded in the studio of Martin Mens, who is also one of the guitarists in the band 'Highway Chile'. Once that was complete the vocal tracks arrived here in London and were mixed into the project. Modern times on line cooperations often do not include physical meetings, certainly not in the era of Corona virus. 

LTJ his style is mainly instrumental Prog but it is refreshing for the listener to have a bit of variation now and a while. So this cooperation was very welcome and might have a follow up in the future. 

The track will be featured on the second LTJ CD that is due to be released on the 10th of December. Stay tuned!

Lyrics:

As the evening falls on the peaceful land

A gentle summer breeze

The birds seek cover for the night

The don’t seem to feel at ease

Then the colors change, then turn to grey

A warning in the air

When the first drops fall on the thirsty ground

The beginning of a nightmare

 

CHORUS:

Dark thunder, white lightning

Heavy rains are pouring down

Raging storm, so frightening

Fill the air with an awful sound

Dark thunder, white lightning

Lighting up the rolling sky

Shaking ground, so frightening

Will we live, or will we die

 

Yet I found my perfect hideaway

My shelter’s here with you

Even though you’re just as scared as me

We’ll pull each other through

I can feel your breath, your trembling skin

Your heart is beating strong

We’re both waiting for this ugly thing to pass

I know it won’t be long

 

CHORUS

 

SOLO

 

Dark thunder, white lightning

Heavy rains are pouring down

Raging storm, so frightening

Fill the air with an awful sound

Dark thunder (2x)

Dark thunder, white lightning

Dark thunder, white lightning