Luke Elliot - 'What It Is'

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Oslo-based American singer-songwriter Luke Elliot invites us to share in his heartbreak on new single 'What It Is' out now on all digital streaming platforms. A huge break-up ballad enhanced with both strings and choir parts, 'What It Is' is the second single from Luke's upcoming album 'Let Em All Talk', due to be released via Icons Creating Evil Art on May 19th.

Speaking about the single, Luke said, "This is a piece about my family before it fell apart." He continued, "It’s still difficult for me to listen to. It happened in Sweden with Peter Kvint in about five minutes. I struggled with the lyrics for a while, but the melody came immediately."

'Let Em All Talk' follows the release of Luke’s evocative second album 'The Big Wind', a boldly textured and instantly immersive album with a film noirish touch that is simultaneously sleek and modern at the eye of the storm. Rolling Stone France picked 'The Big Wind' as its Album Of The Month upon release and referred to Luke as an “undeniable talent combined with a truly stunning voice.” MOJO Magazine in the UK called him “...a master of accessible, twisted, gothic Americana.” 

Musically, an eclectic mix of influences pumps through Luke’s veins that range from John Coltrane, Duke Ellington and Dylan to The Cramps, Gun Club and Mink DeVille, to films such as Badlands, Pulp Fiction, Natural Born Killers. And his interest in film hasn’t stayed with music, it has also taken him to the big screen. It turns out the multi-talented artist has acting skills as well. He performed his song ‘All On Board’ in the Norwegian TV-series hit Exit, Norway’s most streamed series ever, and he played against Carrie-Anne Moss (The Matrix) in crime series Wisting.

'What It Is' is available now on Spotify, Apple Music, and iTunes, and other digital retailers and streaming services worldwide. For more information, make sure you check out Luke's social media pages below.

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