Austrian-Italian prodigy LUM!X, aka Luca Michlmayr, releases his new single/lyric video, “Kids Like Us,” featuring LUCiD & FRiENDS, a songwriting collective whose members have been working artists such as Karol G, Camila Cabello, Iggy Azalea, MNEK, Cheat Codes, Selena Gomez, Marshmello, Kendrick Lamar, and Maroon 5.
Talking about the song, LUM!X says, “‘Kids Like Us’ is a song that has a very special place in my heart. As I crafted the beats and melodies, I felt the music come alive, a vibrant tapestry of sound that beckoned you to feel like a kid again. The title came from a place deep within my heart, a longing for the innocence of youth when the world was a playground, and worries were but fleeting whispers. Like a technicolor dream, the song paints vivid images of laughter, sun-drenched afternoons, and endless possibilities. Each note was a brushstroke, every lyric a stroke of nostalgia’s brush. It was a melody that transported you back in time while keeping one foot firmly in the now, a balancing act of emotion and innovation. What started out as a very uncommon and difficult topline ended up being one of the most emotional songs I’ve ever worked on. The big vocal hook, together with the pop-ish verses, is something very different from what I usually produce, but for me, that’s the magic about this record.”
Only 21 years old, LUM!X has taken the electronic music scene by storm, amassing over 2 billion streams, along with two diamond, 22 platinum, and nine gold certifications.
With his signature style that’s as smooth as it is hard and refreshing as it is versatile, LUM!X represents the next step in the evolution of the modern DJ, bringing with him a sound that’s not only primed for the radio and the club but geared for the viral airwaves as well.
LUM!X has collaborated with some of the biggest names in the industry, including Gabry Ponte, DVBBS, and KSHMR, and remixed the likes of Robin Schulz, Afrojack, Steve Aoki, Alan Walker, and R3HAB. In 2022, he became one of the first DJs to participate in the Eurovision Song Contest, representing Austria in the competition. In 2023, he also won two prizes at the Amadeus Awards of Austria for Song of The Year and Best Dance Act with his song “Halo,” featuring Pia Maria.
The intro to “Kids Like Us” features a children’s choir, followed by a tender, high voice imbuing the lyrics with gentle wistfulness. A sparkling, chopping piano enters topped by the choir, and then pushes into a thumping rhythm drenched in alluring dance-pop flavors.
Highlighted by the voices of the children’s choir, “Kids Like Us” displays the innovative and creative genius of LUM!X.