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US Artist Caleb Hyles (feat. Lacey Sturm, Judge & Jury) Released Single “Darkness Before The Dawn"!

The Texas born artist CALEB HYLES is glad to share with old and new fans the single “Darkness Before The Dawn”. The song, released on April 21st via Judge & Jury Records, features Lacey Sturm, the co-founder and lead vocalist of the rock band Flyleaf. It is not only a song about finding the light at the end of the tunnel but, most of all, about when you are still surrounded by darkness and the light is yet not visible in your life.


Watch the official video of “Darkness Before The Dawn”!



CALEB HYLES stated about the song:

It's always darkest before the dawn. 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.


“Darkness Before The Dawn” is the third single from Caleb’s upcoming debut album with Judge & Jury Records, set for release in fall of 2023. The artist has a YouTube channel with over 1.5 million subscribers, featuring his interpretations of songs from Broadway musicals, Disney and Anime, breathing new life in them.


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 Multi-Platinum Record Producer Howard Benson and Neil Sanderson of Three Days Grace. 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. Howard and Neil started working together creatively when Howard produced “One-X” with Three Days Grace - his first of several albums with the band. With the combination of Howard's production and Neil's songwriting, they now have the most #1 songs at mainstream rock radio in history.


“Darkness Before The Dawn” is performed by Caleb Hyles, Lacey Sturm, Judge & Jury. Written by Caleb Hyles, Jonathan Young, Lacey Sturm (40/40/20). Produced by Howard Benson, Neil Sanderson, Jonathan Young. Mixing Engineer: Joe Rickard. Engineered by Mike Plotnikoff. Edited by Paul DeCarli. Mastering Engineer: Niels Nielsen. Drums by Jonathan Young, guitar/bass by JR Bareis, vocals by Caleb Hyles and Lacey Sturm. Strings by Jonathan Young, Mark Kouznetsov.

Stream/download “Darkness Before The Dawn” on:

CALEB HYLES Online

LACEY STURM Online

JUDGE & JURY Online






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