February 21, 2020
Reignite is a tribute to Commander Shepard and all of the Mass Effect characters that kept me company while playing the games.
This song marked an important part of my life. I'd been struggling as a musician for years and felt I'd run out of options. I had decided to stop chasing that dream. And then, a cover video I made went viral.
At first, I was reluctant to get my hopes up again that I could do this. Make a living from music. But months later, while writing the lyrics to Reignite, I realized I was singing those words to myself. To not give up. Those lyrics weren't only about Shepard. So I cried like a baby. And made up my mind to keep trying even though I was scared of how difficult it would be.
That's one of my favorite things about writing. It can be life changing even when you least expect it.
The original themes that inspired the music for this tribute song:
Leaving Earth (Clint Mansell - Mass Effect 3)
I Was Lost Without You (Sam Hulick - Mass Effect 3)
Mass Effect Theme (Jack Wall/Sam Hulick - Mass Effect)
A Future for the Krogan (Christopher Lennertz - Mass Effect 3)
The Citadel (Richard Jacques/Jack Wall/Sam Hulick - Mass Effect)
The Mass Effect games and series are © Electronic Arts Inc. Malukah, Materia Collective LLC and its artists are in no way affiliated, associated, authorized, endorsed by, or in any way officially connected to Electronic Arts Inc. with respect to this album. Musical compositions are used with permission. All rights reserved.