New Single, Shine Your Light, releases 5/27/22
Listen and pre-order now at Bandcamp
I am so excited to announce the release of my new song, Shine Your Light - drops May 27th, 2022.
Right now, you are invited to be an advance listener with the option to pre-order the single at Bandcamp before the release. Just visit my Bandcamp page and you can hear the song for free now! If you enjoy the vibrations of joy and healing energies from this song, I invite you to buy (name your price) the song to help support me as I complete the album for release later this year. As you listen to the song, allow the words and music to remind you of your inner light and beautiful essence that is within each of us.
Bandcamp is the only website that actually pays the artists directly for each download. Your support will help me complete the album under the same name to be released later this year. Thank you for your support of my project. I hope this song helps shift your emotions to align with your greater purpose in life, while you dance and sing your heart out!
Thanks for listening, and please share with your friends and family. And thanks for supporting this project.
Love & Light,
Listen and pre-order now at Bandcamp
Music & Lyrics: Bernadette Yao
Lead Vocals: Bernadette Yao
Background Vocals: Christine McEachern, Lisa Kirby-Doscher, Leon Mobley, Keith Batlin, Samir Moussa
Percussion: Leon Mobley
Keyboards: Chris Joyner
Koto: Yukiko Matsuyama
Strings: Rebecca Schlappich Charles
Bass Guitar: Scotty Mearig
Drums: Samuel “Sam Ites” Gonsalves
Vocal Arrangements: Bernadette Yao
Cover Art: Danielle Mailer
Producer/Engineer: Leon Mobley
Engineer: Keith Jones
Mixed and Mastered at CGS Productions by Keith Jones
ABOUT THIS SONG
About this song:
The joy and hope interwoven throughout my happy pop vibe single, Shine Your Light, may help shift your mood from fear to love. The intention for this song is to remind us of our light through singing and dancing during challenging times of racial, political division and the pandemic. I wrote Shine Your Light 2 months after the tragic Atlanta spa shootings in 2021 which took the lives of 6 Asian women, this song is an antidote to racial trauma by reminding all to love yourself. Shine Your Light emerged as a song of resistance to racism, ableism, and classism - to remind all of us to be in our joy and embrace our unique and brilliant essence. This song is for everyone!
As a former cast member of PBS TV show, ZOOM, I and my fellow cast member, Leon Mobley, decided to collaborate on this song. The recording was produced by Leon Mobley, percussionist (Ben Harper, Nas, Damian Marley). Playing percussion on the song, Leon added back up singers & musicians including Chris Joyner (keyboard), Yukiko Matsuyama (koto), Rebecca Schlappich Charles (violin), and Scotty Mearig (bass guitar). With my vocal arrangements, we added back up singers: my friend and singer/songwriter, Lisa Doscher, my daughter, Christine McEachern, Leon Mobley, Keith Batlin, and Samir Moussa. Cover Art by my sister-in-law, Danielle Mailer.
Former Zoom Star Bernadette Yao Releases Single in Honor of AAPI Heritage Month
Boston, MA - May 27, 2022 – Bernadette Yao, Boston-based musician and former ZOOM (WGBH/PBS) cast member, released today a new single called “Shine Your Light” in honor of AAPI Heritage Month. Her new song is a letter of love and light to Asian Americans and all who are struggling, and a reminder to all of us of our strength and light through her happy pop vibe single. You can listen to “Shine Your Light” on most streaming services Spotify, Apple Music, etc.) or download the single on Bandcamp.
Bernadette is best remembered as the first Asian American TV cast member on ZOOM, and best known for her signature “arm thing” on the show. Now a practicing energy/sound healer and active singer/songwriter, Bernadette’s mission is to help people tap into their true creative power by awakening their inner light and brilliant essence that lies within every one of us.
In honor of AAPI Heritage Month this May, “Shine Your Light” is an upbeat, joyful pop tune dedicated to all Asian Americans and Asian-identifying folks. The intention behind this song was to help shift our moods from fear to love, and remind us all of our light through singing and dancing. “I originally wrote ‘Shine Your Light’ just two months after the tragic Atlanta Spa shooting in 2021,” Bernadette Yao shared, “which took the lives of 6 Asian women. During these challenging times of racial and political division, and an ongoing pandemic, I hope this song can be an antidote to racial trauma by reminding us all to love ourselves.”
‘Shine Your Light’ has emerged as a song of resistance to racism, ableism, and classism to remind us all to be in our joy and embrace what makes us unique and brilliant. The recording was produced by Leon Mobley, percussionist (Ben Harper, Nas, Damian Marley), who is also a fellow ZOOM cast member. Playing percussion on the song, Leon added back up singers & musicians including Chris Joyner (keyboard), Yukiko Matsuyama (koto), Rebecca Schlappich Charles (violin), and Scotty Mearig (bass guitar). With my vocal arrangements, we added back up singers: my friend and singer/songwriter, Lisa Doscher, my daughter, Christine McEachern, Leon Mobley, Keith Batlin, and Samir Moussa. Mixed and Mastered at CGS Productions by Keith Jones. Cover Art by Danielle Mailer.
Shine Your Light (single)
Words & Music by Bernadette Yao Vocal Arrangement by Bernadette Yao Produced by Leon Mobley
Release Date: May 27, 2022
Available on most streaming service and Bandcamp
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