Freddy Wexler Highly Anticipated New Single
Grammy-Award nominated songwriter and producer Freddy Wexler makes history today, as legendary music icon Billy Joel releases his highly anticipated new single, “Turn the Lights Back On,” produced and co-written by Wexler. The new song marks Joel’s monumental return to the studio, a decision that was heavily influenced by Wexler, as it is Joel’s first original music for Columbia Records in decades. News surrounding the track’s release officially broke last week just before the announcement of Joel’s big return to the GRAMMY stage, with a performance set for this Sunday’s 66th GRAMMY Awards ceremony. Stream “Turn the Lights Back On”
Wexler’s contributions to the highly anticipated single showcase both his production and songwriting prowess, a skill honed over nearly two-decades in the industry. Over the last few years, Wexler has contributed to 10 Billboard #1s across various charts, and his songs have been released by artists including Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, Post Malone, BlackPink, Selena Gomez, Lil Wayne, Laufey, the Jonas Brothers, Demi Lovato, Halsey, Pink, Marshmello, Diana Ross, Celine Dion, Martin Garrix, Pusha T, Wyclef Jean, Tiesto, Steve Aoki, and Avicii.
The magic captured in “Turn the Lights Back On” serves as a masterclass in songwriting and reminds audiences why Billy Joel is among the most important artists of our time. The only thing as incredible as Joel’s return to music after a 17-year hiatus is the story of how the song came to be. After Joel and Wexler met for the first time two years ago, they developed an extraordinary bond that ultimately led to the creation of this new single. Fans got a taste of the track through a short video teaser that was posted just days before the single’s release, generating a large amount of excitement for Joel’s comeback.
Photo credit of Freddy Wexler: Ashley Osborn