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“Gas Light” by Steph Copeland ft. Brigit O’Regan

Uber-talented indie singer/songwriter Steph Copeland joins forces with the equally talented violinist Brigit O’Regan and together they give life to the sonic and visual gem that is “Gas Light”. With this refreshingly honest and in your face blend of melodies and lyrics they give life to a powerful and instantly hypnotizing soundscape bound to speak to you instantly. The track comes alive and feeds your senses with the necessary ingredients to let your imagination fly and see how these verse connect with the reality of life and how sadly “gaslighting” has become a staple of social media, the news and even regular conversation. This approach has been used to minimize and demonize the voice of others by certain groups (this is not new at all as the tactic is as ancient as human history), limiting change and guiding it to benefit only those in control of the conversation. You can see it in the demonization of immigrants, minorities, LGBTQ+ members, women and many more groups and sadly it does not seem to be close to stopping but we can do something about it. We must realize that it’s not a joke and that it’s out there and we must question these people and show them the power of facts and well-done research. So listen closely, explore this enticing reality and embrace the sweet and powerful magic of this must-listen/must-see gem. Enjoy!

What is Gaslighting?
              Gaslighting is an insidious form of manipulation and psychological control. Victims of gaslighting are deliberately and systematically fed false information that leads them to question what they know to be true, often about themselves. They may end up doubting their memory, their perception, and even their sanity. Over time, a gaslighter’s manipulations can grow more complex and potent, making it increasingly difficult for the victim to see the truth.

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“The song’s inspiration comes from our own unique experiences of being gaslighted. We wanted to incorporate both meanings into the lyrics, leaving it open to interpretation for the listener. Watching recent leaders use gaslighting techniques and trigger tactics to push their agenda leaves us (and many) asking questions like: ‘Does everyone see how crazy this is? Am I the crazy one? Has the world gone crazy?’. We also drew from personal experiences with ‘gas-lighters,’ mostly in professional settings, both in and outside the music industry. Since the goal of a ‘gas-lighter’ is to make you question your sanity so they can manipulate you, we felt this was a relevant topic in a post #metoo, politically polarized climate.” 

Steph Copeland & Brigit O’Regan

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