After recently stepping out from behind the screen, half-Irish, half-Argentinian lockdown sensation Luz (pronounced ‘Luce’) continues her recent re-emergence with magnificent new single ‘not going anywhere’ – an acoustic-led beauty, yet again showcasing both her hugely relatable songwriting and delicate, soul-piercing voice – listen HERE.
Alongside new music, Luz recently announced a trio of debut headline shows for October, selling out London’s Omeara in just three days (October 10th), for what will be one of 2023’s most highly-anticipated showcases.
‘not going anywhere’ follows the 2022 Ivor Novello Rising Star nominee’s recent return with the stunning ‘sustain’, as well as her previously 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 is the first song I wrote after having writer’s block for about a year and a half. I put a lot of pressure on myself on my last songs to follow them up with something equally as thought out and honest. I didn’t know what I wanted to say, and any attempt at writing something felt false. I went into a bit of a spiral, and felt I didn’t deserve a career in music. I lost all motivation. I felt like I was climbing an infinite ladder and didn’t see the point of going any further. I eventually did get pulled out of this by the people in my life. The chorus is them telling me that regardless of what happens, they’re ‘not going anywhere’.”
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 Ed Sheeran, 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 (SOLD OUT)