“Luke Hemmings reckons with the passage of time” NYLON
“Both parts emotional and thrilling” Bridget Hustwaite (triple j)
Singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Luke Hemmings today shares his latest single, ‘Motion‘, which was premiered on triple j’s Good Nights overnight and is lifted from his forthcoming debut album When Facing The Things We Turn Away From, out via Sony / Arista this August 13. LISTEN HERE.
‘Motion‘ is a light funk-come-psych rock adjacent affair, in contrast to the rousing introduction of his solo debut, ‘Starting Line‘. Kicking off with a rolling guitar riff, ‘Motion‘ is layered with oscillating synths, phasers and towering, wall of sound vocals reminiscent of The Flaming Lips and Unknown Mortal Orchestra. Of the track, Luke shares, “This song is about having a sense of distrust with the way you perceive your own thoughts and the way the world moves around you. It was written about a time when I felt like the voices in my head weren’t my own and my sense of reality felt blurred.”
With ‘Starting Line‘, Luke Hemmings introduced the world to a new side to himself and his artistry, born out of need in the midst of the pandemic. For the first time, the Sydney-born and Los Angeles-based multi-hyphenate channels his dedication, passion, and energy internally, on his forthcoming record, When Facing The Things We Turn Away From.
Motivated by pushing his creative limits, Hemmings’ solo debut is a natural and necessary sidestep to help Luke make sense of a decade spent in constant motion. Following his inner-muse and authentic creative self, the result is a definitive, deeply personal record about Luke: the artist, songwriter, musician, and human.
Met with a sea of support globally, ‘Starting Line‘ has received widespread acclaim and support, including Billboard, NME, The Daily Telegraph, NYLON, Pedestrian TV, triple j, RAGE, and many more, boasting over 6 million streams globally and 1 million views on the official music video. The greatest challenges arise from within, and Luke Hemmings’ solo debut is the outcome of rising to that occasion.