The ever-so-talented Luke Hemmings has just released his very first solo single titled ‘Starting Line!’ We’ve seen his musical skills being displayed for years. From his guitar and piano playing to those amazing vocals, we hear both in and out of the studio, this track doesn’t fail to display it all in just under five minutes. The Official Visualizer for the single was released on his official YouTube channel, check it out!
A Closer Look
‘Starting Line’ is a masterpiece. The intro gives us a soft piano instrumental accompanied by twinkling notes and Luke’s gentle vocals. We get beautiful lyrics that exude both melancholy and reflection while painting a picture. The song then transitions into the chorus. We meet soaring vocals that lead to the next verse brilliantly. Produced by Sammy Witte, ‘Starting Line’ is layered with so many different aspects. The whole song is an experience! It’s jam-packed with hazy strumming and a dreamy drum beat. The track is full of so many allusions to growing up and accepting the past. Take a break to listen to it and take in those lyrics to see just how descriptive the writing is!
“Tomorrow 9pm PT”
On June 28th, Luke posted a rather cryptic announcement on his socials. The caption alluded to some sort of release for the following day. Safe to say, we were all freaking out. On Twitter, we got a 32-second video edit of Luke in the studio with the song playing in the background. Fans were pretty shocked to see the ending of the video when a statement was splayed across the screen. Little did we know, that would be the name of his first solo album!
Did you tear up at that 5sos mention too? We love supportive kings!
His debut solo album When Facing the Things We Turn Away From focuses on the fragility of time and self-reflection. In a time where things may feel stagnant, it’s important to know that it’s okay to take a minute to reflect. During his time at home, this album has served as Luke’s creative outlet. We seriously cannot wait to see where it will take us! When Facing the Things We Turn Away From will be released on August 13th and is available for pre-order here!
Also, don’t forget to grab your merch before it sells out! For you record enthusiasts, there’s a beautiful translucent blue vinyl waiting for you as well as a black one that is perfect for your collection. And, perfect for the season, Luke is providing us with some new fall fashion to sport as well! Get your merch here!
So, were you freaking out as much as we were when we first listened to Luke Hemmings’ ‘Starting Line?’ Are we gonna be twinning in Luke’s merch? Tweet us @TheHoneyPOP or talk to us on Facebook and Instagram!
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