It’s been a while since we’ve heard from up-and-coming artist Luke Black, but now he’s back with a new EP, and it’s all about representing your origins.
When we last spoke with Luke, he told us about the movement he had invented called Neoslavic.
“Usually around here people that look different or don’t belong to the stereotyped image of a person from this region are frowned upon and often not feel at home. By trying to get to know the Slavic region, and I still have much to learn about it, I discovered that it had beautiful tradition which is often forgotten by new generations, so I wanted to give it light and ask people to join me in learning about our customs and tradition and incorporate them into modern day and age. I also wanted to show that you can be a person from this region and yet have different interests to those that are expected from you. It is a new way of looking at things and a modern way of keeping our tradition, that’s why I thought #neoslavic would be the best way of describing it.”
Inspired by this movement, today he released a new EP featuring his singles Demons, Walpurgis Night, and Olive Tree which had the honour of getting two more remixes (one by Venza and one by Indigo), making it a total of five singles. Besides the remixes, what really refreshed this EP was the new cover. In honour of Neoslavic, the new cover features a 200 year old Serbian rug (a traditional “pirotski ?ilim”).
You can download and stream the songs here, and we highly recommend that you do. Each song has a unique and powerful sound that quickly draws you in, and you stay hooked till the very last note. Demons, in particular, seems to be a fan favourite and a song that everyone can relate to.
In his Instagram live, Luke also revealed that he’s working on a new album (which, unlike this EP will be available as a CD in physical form)! Even though Luke Black doesn’t have a lot of music out, the songs that we have heard really got us looking forward to what’s to come from this up-and-coming performer.