Today, singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Luke Hemmings showcases a whole new side to himself and his artistry as he steps out on his own with his debut solo single, ‘Starting Line‘, out now. LISTEN HERE.
Opening with the transmissions of dreamy piano wrapped around intimate verses while synths swell and glisten, ‘Starting Line‘ builds with quaking emotion as Luke’s voice rings out, “I think I missed the gun at the starting line.” Luke’s introspective and reflective songwriting is showcased alongside a driving beat and otherworldly guitar that takes hold as the track builds with production from Luke’s collaborator and producer and songwriter Sammy Witte (Maggie Rogers, Jessie Ware). “Starting Line discusses missing various memories,”Luke explains. “You’re reflecting on your youth and all of the madness and craziness. It’s like you’re forgetting so many pieces of your life—not from vices or anything—but from the sheer volume. I had to figure out how to fill a lot of gaps for myself in a positive way. It’s the human condition to change everything up after so long.”Luke is best known as the lead singer of the multi-platinum phenomenon 5 Seconds Of Summer and has co-written some of the band’s biggest hits including ‘Youngblood‘, ‘Teeth‘, ‘Want You Back‘ and ‘Lie To Me’. With a relentless focus on his craft, Luke Hemmings aims to consistently raise the bar for himself as a singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. The greatest challenges arise from within and for the first time, the multi-hyphenate channels this dedication, passion, and energy into his solo debut, When Facing the Things We Turn Away From, which will be released on August 13. Stay tuned.
When Facing The Things We Turn Away From
Debut solo LP out Aug 13
Pre-order + pre-save HERE
‘Starting Line‘ is out now, buy/stream it here.