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New York-born, Nashville-based singer-songwriter Luma has unveiled her debut EP ‘Kill The Night’, out now.
A three-track release, ‘Kill The Night’ is characterized by both its contrast of light and dark and Luma’s stunning vocal performances. First up is the heartfelt ‘Like A Nightmare’ featuring Australian DJ and producer Blanke, a bittersweet electronic ballad that pairs her soaring voice with futuristic, emotionally-charged production. Next up is the ethereal interlude ‘Kill The Night’, filled with lo-fi ambience and obfuscated vocal snippets. Closing things out is latest single ‘Devil Saint’ in collaboration with fellow US artist Yuppycult. Juxtaposing her own celestial vocals with aggressive chord changes and powerful production, it sees Luma deliver a sonic interpretation of the contrasting track title.
“This body of work is a representation and reflection of what was the hardest two years of my life,” Luma explains. “It is my experience with love known and love lost in many forms, over and over and over again. It was during this time that I learned how to respect the darkness. How to live with it and cherish it.
She continues: “I don’t believe we as human beings get stronger from constantly sitting in the light, from things forever going well. It is in the middle of the turmoil, at the deepest part of rockbottom, in the center of a tumultuous ocean that we find ourselves growing and changing, rising and fighting. We walk through the darkness to find the light.”
Captivating listeners with her knack for magnetic melody and lyric, Luma has featured on a number of esteemed electronic labels, including Seeking Blue, Monstercat, Ultra, Thrive and Seven Lions’ Ophelia Records. With over 25 million streams across all platforms, she has received attention from Sirius XM radio and EDM.com, in addition to repeat features on Spotify’s Friday Cratediggers, Stepping Out, Sad Beats, Pop Chillout and Apple’s ‘Pop Rising’ and ‘Breaking Dance’ – all while remaining completely independent.
An EP steeped in introspection and self-reflection, ‘Kill The Night’ is Luma at her most honest and impassioned.