Jules Shear may be more well known among singers and musicians than to the general populace, more treasured by the music authorities than the casual fan. He first appeared on the scene in the band the Funky Kings in 1976 before moving on to the cult favorite Jules & the Polar Bears, before moving into an on-again off-again recording career totaling upwards up 20 albums, and the common thread was studded with stellar songs. Shear has hardly been an ardent self-promoter, but what he has been is a consistently amazing songwriter.
“All Through the Night” was originally written by Shear for his album Watch Dog, but Cyndi Lauper decided to cover it and she turned it into a pop radio hit. Fast forward to 2017 where The Dark & The Light put their twist on it and turn it into a haunting and beautifully moody anthem.
The Dark & The Light is a Los Angeles duo comprised of indie artist James Grundler (Paloalto, Golden State) and vocalist Andrea Becker.
Andrea Becker is a lifelong vocalist and songwriter, although she is comfortable in most any genre and has appeared on a vast number of collaborations including television and film projects, her own releases reside largely in the cinematic world. Her haunting and evocative vocals drawing comparisons to the likes of Elizabeth Fraser and Lisa Gerrard.
James Grundler is the songwriter and singer behind the critically exclaimed rock band Paloalto. Always searching for the perfect song James honed his craft over the years and has lent his gifts to other artist in all genres. James cut his teeth working along-side Grammy award winning producers Rick Rubin and John Shanks He and Shanks co-wrote the number one hit song “Safe” by Westlife, as well they have penned songs for artists like Michelle Branch, Lifehouse and Rod steward to name a few.
The Dark & the Light’s version of “All Through The Night” is out today.