Lukewarmdaily96 is an Irish singer-songwriter whose music is as intriguing as his name. The Cork City native began storytelling with melody-driven songs as an admiration for songwriters such as Elliott Smith, Phoebe Bridgers, and Alex G. His music lays itself comfortably alongside indie and bedroom pop, while maintaining its own unique characteristics thanks to Luke’s distinct, wistful voice and instrumentation. His new track ‘Hit The Hay’ sees jangly guitar playing tinted with sparse sampling and harmonies, to produce a wonderfully dreamy, escapist atmosphere.
Speaking about his new single, Lukewarmdaily96 explains –
“We have a remarkable ability of ignoring red flags when in the pursuit of being loved. Whether it be friends, family or romantic relationships, we often convince ourselves to stay. When being loved seems rare, we would rather endure abuse than cast ourselves out loveless in the cold. ‘Hit The Hay’ is about leaving, a concept that gives the song an overall sense of melancholic relief. It was recorded at around 2am in my bedroom and this is truly a compliment to the overall sonic sound and emotion that was captured accordingly. Presented with vulnerable lyrics through close mic’d recordings, there is a quality achieved which expresses the conflicted feelings of finally parting and moving away.”
His unique brand of lo-fi bedroom-built music has clearly impressed to date. Upon releasing his debut single ‘Peaching’ last year, Luke found himself featured on leading Spotify playlists such as ‘New Music Friday’, ‘Our Generation’ and ‘Duvet Day’. After this initial catapult, he went on to release his debut EP ‘Cluck’ to further acclaim with press from US outlets such as Earmilk and Atwood Magazine seeing this enigmatic artist’s music resonate far from home. ‘Hit The Hay’ is released on 15 April.