The Motet enjoys a bit of funk in the sun with the band’s newest member, singer Sarah Clarke, on the new single “Natural Light”.

“Natural Light” arrives as the first in a batch of new studio songs from The Motet. The fresh summer anthem, with lyrics written by Clarke along with keyboardist Joey Porter, sounds both new and timeless, blending influences of classic ’70s funk, ’90s R&B, and The Motet’s signature groove with Clarke’s powerful yet smooth vocals.

“Natural Light is an anthem to get you through the dark months, something that pumps you full of nostalgic joy,” Clarke said. “When Joey and I were working on lyrics for this tune, we were thinking of summertime parties, sitting on the lawn with the sprinkler going, listening to neighbors laugh and play music, floating on the river with a cooler of ice cold bevies behind you…all the things that make summer great, the things we start dreaming of in December. Summer is almost over and, for those of us who struggle with the winter months, this song is a bop to remind you that the sun will be back!”

Listen to “Natural Light” below or on your preferred streaming platform.

The Motet has been celebrating summer on tour showing off the new lineup at clubs and festivals around the country. The band— comprised of Sarah Clarke (vocals), Dave Watts (drums), Joey Porter (keys), Garrett Sayers (bass), Ryan Jalbert (guitar), and Drew Sayers (keys/saxophone)—recently announced a 30-city fall tour with shows in the Northeast, South, Midwest, Colorado, and Texas. Click below for a full list of tour dates, and visit the band’s website to purchase tickets.


8/24 – Santa Fe, NM | Santa Fe Plaza
9/9 – Sherman, NY | Fire Lights Festival
9/15 – Cabot, VT | Higher Calling Festival
9/16 – Greenfield, MA | Wormtown Festival
9/20 – Virginia Beach, VA | Elevation 27
9/21 – Roanoke, VA | 5 Points Music Sanctuary
9/22 – High Point, NC | Cohab Space
9/23 – Pelham, TN | Subterranea Fest @ The Caverns
10/1 – Lake Perris, CA | Same Same But Different Fest
10/5 – Leesburg, VA | Tally Ho Theater
10/6 – Darlington, MD | Ramble Festival
10/7 – Asbury Park, NJ | The Stone Pony
10/8 – Albany, NY | Lark Hall
10/11 – Rutherford, NJ | The Williams Center
10/12 – Pawling, NY | Daryl’s House
10/13 – Hampton Beach, NH | Wally’s
10/14 – Portland, ME | Aura
10/27 – Fort Collins, CO | Washington’s
10/28 – Boulder, CO | Boulder Theater
10/31 – Frisco, CO | 10 Mile Music Hall
11/8 – Kansas City, MO | recordBar
11/9 – Peoria, IL | Kenny’s Westside
11/10 – Chicago, IL | Park West
11/11 – Minneapolis, MN | Amsterdam Bar and Hall
11/12 – Omaha, NE | Slowdown
11/29 – Fayetteville, AR | George’s Majestic Lounge
11/30 – Oklahoma City, OK | Tower Theatre
12/1 – Dallas, TX | Deep Ellum Art Co
12/2 – Austin, TX | The Mohawk
12/3 – Houston, TX | Last Concert Cafe

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The Motet – “Natural Light”