Genre: Alternative Rock
Bedlight For Blue Eyes (also known as BEDlight for BlueEYES) is an alternative rock band from Berkeley Heights, New Jersey signed to Trustkill Records. Their debut album, The Dawn, was released in August 2005. In 2005 rhythm guitarist Justin Ortiz left the band to pursue folk rock/indie project Boy vs. Ghost. Not too long after, original vocalist Christian Guerrero left as well. Most recently, Bedlight’s bassist and founding member James Granuzzo also left the band.
They also contributed to the Punk Goes 90’s album, doing a version of Third Eye Blind‘s “Jumper” with their original band lineup. It prominently features a piano played by Sebastian Davin of Dropping Daylight throughout the song, and less guitar than the original.
As of 2007, the band has reformed with several new members, and recorded a second album, Life on Life’s Terms, at Treesound Studios in the United States state of Georgia. The band’s 2007 effort, Life on Life’s Terms, leaked onto the Internet on July 4th, 2007 from an unknown source six days before it was officially released. The record was released on Trustkill on July 10th, 2007.
Life on Life’s Terms marked a change in musical style which differentiated from their previous work. Whereas The Dawn was more influenced by emo lyrics and singing/screaming styles, Life on Life’s Terms took a more straight-up rock and pop-rock approach. Life on Life’s Terms, while not as widely acknowledged as a release as The Dawn, did garner much more positive reviews. Both CDs feature mild guitar solos in various songs despite the somewhat significant changes in musical stylings.