Today is Scarlet Gum's 1st Birthday! Here's a Free Single.

Updated: Jul 9

Sheryl and I formed Scarlet Gum on July 1, 2020 so today is our first birthday as a band.

What better way to celebrate that launching a new song? So here we go!


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This song is called "No Death Here Tonight."

We wrote this last year at the height of the pandemic, when the world was besieged by the deadly virus and casualties were piling everywhere. It was a time of suffering, fear and uncertainty. Death came for a lot of people and some of them were our friends and family.


Sheryl's words are almost like a prayer. In the middle of darkness lies a glimmer of hope that death is not here, at least for tonight. It is this tiny respite from pain and suffering that propels us to take little steps towards life. Now, those steps have become walks and runs. Life prevails.


No Death Here Tonight

Words by Sheryl Reyes

Music by Ted Reyes

Recorded at NSFU Studios, Jersey City, New Jersey

Mastered by Geoff Pesche at Abbey Road Studios, London

©2020 NSFU Publishing


Where are you going?

What’s on your mind?

What are you scared of?

Everything’s fine.


Erase all the worries

Deep in your heart.

Quiet the noises,

Step into the light.


I know you want it

I know you need it

But there’s no death here tonight

I’ll whisper it in your ears.

You will keep on thinking

And you’ll keep on hurting

But you’ll go on breathing

And you’ll go on living.

Living. Living. Living.


It’s complicated

But I understand.

Fight just a little

I’ll hold your hand.


I know you want it I know you need it But there’s no death here tonight I’ll whisper it in your ears. You will keep on thinking And you’ll keep on hurting But you’ll go on breathing And you’ll go on living. And healing.

And feeling.

And loving.

And waiting.

Waiting. Waiting. Waiting.