Billy Joel’s “Turn the Lights Back On” Grammy Performance Is Here

Billy Joel’s “Turn the Lights Back On” Grammy Performance Is Here | Society Of Rock Videos

At the 66th annual Grammy Awards, Billy Joel made a notable comeback with a heartfelt rendition of his latest single, “Turn the Lights Back On.”

Accompanied by a live orchestra, Joel captivated the audience with his soulful vocals, delivering a touching performance of his romantic ballad. The song explores the theme of reconciliation in relationships, striking a chord with the crowd in Los Angeles.

Billy Joel’s Return

Reflecting on his hiatus from songwriting, Joel shared in an interview before his performance that he struggled with the creative process. However, his encounter with Freddy Wexler, a devoted fan turned collaborator, reignited his passion for music. Wexler’s persistent encouragement convinced Joel to return to the studio after a two-year hiatus, leading to the creation of “Turn the Lights Back On.”

Joel expressed gratitude for rediscovering the joy of making music, marking his first solo release in 17 years. Co-written with Wexler, Wayne Hector, and Arthur Bacon, the song signifies a significant milestone in Joel’s illustrious career.

This Grammy performance marked Joel’s return to the prestigious stage after 22 years, evoking nostalgia for his previous appearance alongside Tony Bennett. Despite a lengthy hiatus from releasing new music, Joel’s impact on the industry remains undeniable, with a legacy of 23 Grammy nominations and six wins throughout his career. From his iconic hits to his latest endeavors, Billy Joel continues to captivate audiences with his timeless talent.

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