Orbs of Light

by Beto Hale

Released 9/15/2017
Lalo Records
Released 9/15/2017
Lalo Records
Eclectic rock and pop influences from the last five decades (60's through 2000's) are masterfully blended in this collection of uplifting originals from multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Beto Hale.
Nothing makes sense to me. Or rather, almost nothing. Greed. War. Hate.
Ignorance. Poverty (be it spiritual or material). We are living in very strange
times. Non-sensical times. One of the very few things that has ever made
sense to me is music. Music has order, purpose, depth, intelligence… and
love. Love is what makes music make sense to me. The love of discipline. The
love of sound. The love of vibration. The love of connection. The love of order.
The love of peace.
Growing up, I saw chaos all around me, inside and outside my home. The way
I dealt with this chaos was through music. As far back as I can remember, I
was finding ways to make objects speak to me. First, it was pots and pans.
Then, toy drums. And then real drums. The chaos that the adult world was
injecting into my soul only had one antidote: rhythm. A strong consistent beat
would save me. I always knew this. It still saves me, every single day.
I have always found spaces to create music. Bedrooms, living rooms,
bathrooms, closets. With the help of some incredible people, I built a studio
last year. A gorgeous, light-filled cathedral of a studio. I am very, very lucky. I
finally have a space where I can fully escape the chaos. Four decades after
the pots and pans, I am still trying to figure out how best to keep that beat
strong and consistent.
This album is the result of years, and years, and years of work. Practice,
frustration, desperation, hope, clarity, obfuscation, stubbornness. I’ve been
writing songs since I was a teenager. Writing a song is a journey. Here are 10
journeys that, at some point, sounded complete.
Come with me. Allow me to get closer to you, to share my joy through music.
Holding hands, together we will defeat the chaos.
With love and gratitude,