I love this song very much, Daylight by Maroon 5. Not only the music, but also the lyric and the video. It published on Jan 17, 2013.
This song was written by Sam Martin, a 29 years old man who live in his uncle’s house in Hollywood. Someday in September, in a stormy night, Sam woke up from a dream at 2 a.m. with a melody in his head. In the morning, he reshaped the piece, added the chorus and lyric, then sent it off to his boss, Mike Caren in Warner Music Group. But the boss didn’t like the lyric.
Someday in March, in the following year, Sam asked Mason Levy, better known as MdL, to work with him in Daylight. A week after, MdL sent the song off to Maroon 5. Adam Levine loved it and crafted the Daylight bridge. With his group, Adam was rehearsing the song. Everyone love it. Maroon 5 guitarist James Valentine called the song “manna from heaven.”
I found another interesting thing about the video. The Daylight video is part of the Playing For Change music project series which brings together musicians from around the world. All profits go to their non profit foundation which builds music schools for children around the world.
Very cool, huh? Well, enjoy the song!