For an artist who blossomed in lockdown, half-Irish, half-Argentinian singer-songwriter Luz (pronounced ‘Luce’) has stepped out from behind the screen and arrives with her stunning new single ‘sustain’ – showcasing both her hugely relatable songwriting and delicate, soul-piercing voice, at their very finest – listen here.
The track follows the 2022 Ivor Novello Rising Star nominee’s captivating singles ‘the author’ & ‘counting houses’ and sees her entire catalogue having been streamed collectively more than 120 million times to date.
Luz comments; “This song is about feeling like you’re constantly messing things up and ruining the lives of the people around you because you’re so unreliable. Even though I go through good phases, I feel like this at some point every day. I recently got diagnosed with ADHD, which makes a lot of sense, and I feel like this is the song that really reflects that experience for me.”
Luz first posted music secretly from her bedroom, with her identity always remaining anonymous. At the age of 16, she started to slowly lift the veil of secrecy and it was only then that she told her parents. Her mesmerising voice and emotive storytelling is sophisticated beyond her years, tackling issues such as mental health and sexuality. She has since caught the attention of Ed Sheeran, Dua Lipa, Sigrid, Julia Michaels, Lewis Capaldi, Dermot Kennedy, Niall Horan and many more.
Also, during lockdown, Luz put a piano version of Dua Lipa’s ‘Don’t Start Now’ on TikTok. Her cover has now amassed over 8 million views and was officially approved by Dua Lipa herself. She also featured alongside Noah Kahan for a mesmerising version of his single ‘Passenger’.
Having previously supported Lewis Capaldi and JP Saxe at one off dates, Luz will take on her debut headline shows in October, in Cork, Dublin & London. Tickets available HERE.
At just 22 years of age, tackling real life issues in real time, Luz enters the world as one of the most exciting new voices from Ireland. With lots more new music, and details of her debut headline shows to come, watch this space.
LUZ UK HEADLINE DATES
Thu 5th Cork, Crane Lane
Fri 6th Dublin, Academy Green Room
Tue 10th London, Omeara