Luke Royalty this week releases October Seven, a soulful exploration of the conclusion of a relationship that marks his debut single.
It’s an R&B inspired track which sees the songwriter team up with Bob Mackenzie on production duties for a run of singles this year. The soul is turned up as Luke delivers powerful, organic vocals over a funk bassline.
Luke explains: “There’s a musical side in my family, so it was only a matter of time before I fell in love with it. It took a while, but the second I really discovered music, I became completely obsessed with it. Music helped change who I am, to the point it has always felt a part of me”.
On the track specifically, and the inspiration behind his lyrics, he said: “They’re an expression of indecisive feelings I faced towards the end of a failing relationship. I think everyone feels it during that uncertain period where you don’t want to part, but it’s becoming more and more inevitable”.
The young Liverpool artist will drop his next track, I Could Get Used To This, in October. A collaboration with Manchester rapper Sweets, there’s an urban swagger as the songs explore different strands of Luke’s output.
Frank Ocean and Loyle Carner fans will find a lot to love in both singles, as we look forward to what this musician has lined up for us next.