Darkness Before The Dawn (feat. Lacey Sturm)
“Darkness Before The Dawn” is the third single from Caleb’s upcoming debut album with Judge & Jury, set for release in fall of 2023. The Texas born artist has a YouTube channel that features his interpretations of songs from Broadway musicals, Disney and Anime amongst others.
“It’s always darkest before the dawn,” says Caleb Hyles. “We’ve all heard this sentiment before. At its best, it is meant as encouragement. To keep moving forward, to press on. But what about when we’re in the darkness? Does this saying even matter? Is this just an empty promise? How do I march towards a promised dawn that I cannot see? This is an anthem for all those still in the darkness. Those shrouded in pain, fear, shame, confusion, struggle. We know that the dawn will come, but for now, let us not think about that. Let’s face what’s before us. Let’s embrace the change. Let’s face the demons. Let’s fight. Let’s carry on in the darkness before the dawn.”
Joining Caleb on the single is Lacey Sturm, the co-founder and lead vocalist of rock band Flyleaf. Howard Benson produced several albums for Flyleaf (Flyleaf, Memento Mori, New Horizons) in the mid-late 2000’s along with their 3 biggest songs “All Around Me,” “I’m So Sick,” and “Fully Alive” that were featured on their self-titled debut album. The band split in 2012, but in late 2022 the band announced that they would perform a few shows together, shortly after the release of the single “Darkness Before The Dawn””.
Judge and Jury Records is an independent record label based in Los Angeles, CA that was founded in 2019 by Howard Benson and Neil Sanderson. Throughout his career, co-founder Howard Benson has sold over 60 million albums, accruing 25 billion+ streams producing for artists such as My Chemical Romance, P.O.D., Skillet, Three Days Grace, Seether, Daughtry, Kelly Clarkson, and many more.
Fellow Judge and Jury Records co-founder Neil Sanderson has seen similar success himself from being songwriter and co-founder of Three Days Grace. With over 10 million albums sold and 22 #1 songs at rock radio, he has most recently cemented himself as the #1 Loudwire artist of 2022. Capitalizing off the experience and expertise of these two, Judge & Jury is dedicated to discovering and promoting emerging talent in the music industry. With a strong focus on rock, metal, and music creator influencers, Judge and Jury Records has quickly made a name for itself as a leading tastemaker in the independent music scene.