While fans have enjoyed the song (produced by Pharrell Williams), they were quick to point out its prominent, repetitive vocal sample.
Beginning at 0:05 and sprinkled through the entire song, a man is heard yelling, "You wouldn't let anybody speak and instead."
Per usual, the Arianators didn't hold back their opinions on Twitter. Many were not a fan of the sample.
The light is coming is good but the mans voice in the background throws off the whole song tbh but I still love— lyssa (@whereduhbeef) June 20, 2018
request: version of “the light is coming” without an old man screaming in the background— Todd “Jon Mathias” Frinklebottom (@JonWins14) June 20, 2018
The Light is Coming would be 400x better if there wasn't a voice constantly in the background— uuuǝɹnɐן 🌈 (@grandesballoon) June 20, 2018
At 1:03 in the clip below, the quote "you wouldn't let anybody speak" used in the song repetitively can be heard.