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I thought the lyrics were brilliant and profound. The production was just sensational. I called Johnny and said 'I don't know why you think you need a duet, this is a very complete version. He insisted, and I'm thrilled he did. He heard it as a duet and, honestly, he has created a very unusual and complete world of a song. What's interesting is that the layering is all at the same level. He's created his own Greek chorus with the so-called backgrounds. They aren't background parts, they're literally compacting several worlds into one world. It's really intriguing and wildly listeneable. ” - Melissa Manchester

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You Can't Hide the Light

Johnny Schaefer ft. Melissa Manchester

This joyful, reflective song has been compared to Sting's Soul Cages era. GRAMMY® Winner Melissa Manchester had this to say about the song: "I thought the lyrics were brilliant and profound," Manchester enthuses. "The production was just sensational. I called Johnny and said 'I don't know why you think you need a duet, this is a very complete version. He insisited, and I'm thrilled he did. He heard it as a duet and, honestly, he has created a very unusual and complete world of a song. What's interesting is that the layering is all at the same level. He's created his own Greek chorus with the so-called backgrounds. They aren't background parts, they're literally compacting several worlds into one world. It's really intriguing and wildly listeneable." Using 55 vocal tracks and a double melody, it is a delightful musical journey.

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You Can't Hide the Light, a new original song by Johnny Schaefer

Ft. GRAMMY Award-Winner Melissa Manchester

"Imagine a world where everyone chooses to see the light in everyone else rather than their darkness. Melissa Manchester and her music have been a beacon of light to me and so many others for decades. I used to send her songs on  cassette when I was young, hoping she would sing one of them.  Thankfully, with this song she said "Yes!" Don't let anyone tell you dreams can't come true at any age. Here's proof" - Johnny Schaefer 

Words and music by Johnny Schaefer

Vocals by Johnny Schaefer and Melissa Manchester with additional vocals by Stephan Oberhoff and Susan Holder

Produced by Stephan Oberhoff with Johnny Schaefer

Video Directed by Daniel Henry-Smith

Dorector of Photography, Paco Silva

Choreograohy by Hilary Thomas

Dancers: Christopher Frazier and Ericalynn Priolo

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