“Light” emerged as Korpacz began contemplating both John 8:12 and Matthew 5:14 — two of the New Testament’s most oft-quoted scriptures. In the first, Jesus states “I am the light of the world.” In the second, He says “You are the light of the world.” Korpacz’s song offers her personal interpretation of these two references.
Korpacz is referring to the video’s railroad setting, a standout location in Fountain City, Wisconsin. Paired with the single’s music and lyrics, the shots of vacant tracks and barreling trains evoke journeys, travel, and missionary efforts. “I pray the song does that — reaches people of every nation tribe and tongue so they can know that God loves them. For those who believe, we are called to be a light in the darkness.”
The song is infused with Korpacz’s usual upbeat warmth — the signature style displayed in her earlier singles, “Harmony” and “Eden In Me.” While not originally intended as an ode to the islands, “Light,” her latest work, ultimately includes some distinct reggae undertones that come into play and transform the flavor of the music.
Throughout the writing process, Korpacz embraced flexibility and gained new insight, collaborating with music producer Claudio Perini, leading her to create a charged and bright sound.
Collaborator Natalie Lukkenaer, an accomplished professional singer from the Netherlands can be heard the backing vocals.