Out Like A Light By Taylor Abrahamse – Dropout’s Song Of The Day
Dropout’s Song of The Day is Out Like A Light by Taylor Abrahamse. If you’ve been following Dropout, you’ve probably noticed that we often feature artists who are talking about mental health, as that’s something very important to our whole team, but Taylors beautiful new song and video is shining a light on a different, and also very important, kind of health and sharing a message that people are there to help you, no matter what. Around the world, millions of people are living with Parkinson’s Disease, and his throwback rock & roll song is aimed at creating awareness around the chronic, degenerative neurological disorder and raise funds for its research.
“Out Like A Light,” found on Abrahamse’s 2020 self-titled debut, sounds as timeless as it does immediate, harkening back to classic rock, while feeling just modern enough to cut through the pop hits of today. I can’t say this about many singers, but the versatility and power of his voice reminds me of Freddy Mercury and his songs will always get my head bobbing. The track was produced by the Grammy-award-winning engineer/producer Eddie Kramer, who has worked with artists like Jimi Hendrix, David Bowie, Led Zeppelin & The Beatles.
The inspirational and warm music video—in partnership with the Michael J Fox Foundation, Parkinson Canada, and the Davis Phinney Foundation—features Abrahamse and his mother attending a local TKO boxing program, an initiative that helps people with Parkinson’s manage their symptoms and improve their mobility.
“I’m glad to be doing something for the Parkinson’s community that has helped my mom out so much, and I’m so proud of her for finding the courage to appear in the video,” Taylor says. “We took a tough situation and made lemonade, and I’m glad to see the positive impact the video is already having for people with PD & their families.”
And while Parkinson’s is no cakewalk, the tenacity, determination, and sheer joy of every video participant—who agreed to be filmed at their most vulnerable time—is moving to watch. The music video is touching with its home movie style, and offers a snapshot into the lives of people with Parkinson’s – both the trials, and their loving, supportive families. Taylor’s mother chimes in near the end of the video with a hopeful message of enduring the disease with help from TKO.
Pair all of that with Abrahamse’s energetic guitar work, soaring harmonies, and overall dynamic range as a musician, and “Out Like A Light,” shines as a powerful piece of Canadian rock n’ roll linked to an important cause. This is Out Like A Light by Taylor Abrahamse on Dropout’s Song of The Day.