Pardon us for a moment as we give a shout out to one of our own!
Alternative rocker and Mexico City native (and RECORDING’s Editor-At-Large) Beto Hale releases his third full-length studio album, Orbs of Light, featuring two stunning videos. The first, a VR/360°-optimized video for the power-pop masterpiece “Closer to You” and the beautifully filmed mini-movie for the thought-provoking title cut, “Orbs of Light”, both filmed in Mexico. Orbs of Light showcases Beto’s extroardinary depth of talent – he wrote, performed and co-produced about 90% of the album and recorded it at his 2,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility, Los Olivos Recording Studios in Los Angeles.
Beto explains: “This [title track] was originally conceived as a song about hope; amidst the negativity that surrounds us today, I am talking about being strong, believing in yourself, no matter how many terrible things you have witnessed or experienced. The Orbs (in my mind) represent the eyes, which in turn reflect ones spirit. It is also a song about connection; I believe the only thing that can possibly save us as a species is love, helping each other, believing in ourselves as a group. I believe there is true evil in the world, and one has to face it, bravely, to destroy it. Our generation has a huge responsibility to make the hard choices: are we going to be complacent, or are we going to act?”
The theme of hope against all odds is pervasive throughout the album and a timely release for some troubling times.
Check out the links below to see the two videos and for Beto’s website.