The story of “Can You See My Light”
Willy’s Track Stories
Knoziz Recordings’ co-founder, DJ, producer, songwriter and all-round house scene legend Willy Washington takes you to one side and tells us how some of his most feted and famous tracks first saw the light of day:
The story of Can You See My Light (featuring Gary Adams): “I remember having a great conversation with my friend Supreme. We were talking about people’s auras and the light that they give off. And that stuck in my head.
“I got a Warren Clark track from my publishers and I just kept thinking ‘can’t you see my light?’; meaning my aura, or the light that I give off.
“I laid that down and the melodies for the verses. Gary came over and changed the verses’ melodies, and then wrote lyrics for the verses.
“Then, we changed the hook to Can You See My Light and laid that down.
“We thought it was pretty cool, so we just multi-tracked all the vocals and then we were done. It was a pretty easy session.”