Melbourne-based producer/singer-songwriter Luboku (Luis Kennett) delivers his soaring new single ‘Forget’, an emotively sophisticated slice of driving electronica.
Boasting over a million collective streams, top 50 placements across iTunes, Shazam and Spotify Australia Viral charts, as well as the badge of triple j Unearthed Feature Artist, Luboku’s ability to characterise vivid instrumental flourishes, rolling beats and wistful vocals to create a dizzying impact is undeniable, making him one to watch in the local electronic scene.
This effervescent new single ‘Forget’ veers toward a warmer sound, in stark contrast with his often dark and melancholic style. Of the single’s lyrical inspiration, Luboku explains,“It’s about anxiety and fear, which I find to be recurring obstacles and that I’m sure many others may relate to…So writing about that experience is quite true to me personally. I like the analogy of throwing your thoughts into the waves of the ocean, letting them pass, and hopefully gaining some clarity through that process.” Instrumentally, Luboku describes Forget as pushing his trademark electronic elements toward a more acoustic space, “It’s a little bit DARKSIDE, Caribou and even elements Tycho.”
Luboku has steadily gained a solid fanbase in Australia and overseas. He’s also seen strong support from some of the biggest industry players and gained a solid backing from Triple J Unearthed and Zan Rowe.
‘If you were looking for a local answer to Jon Hopkins then this is the one’ – Zan Rowe, triple j
‘The next big thing in Australian electronic music’ – triple j Unearthed
Off the back of touring Australia and New Zealand with producer/singer-songwriter, BAYNK, Luboku has recently been locked in to showcase at Australia’s biggest annual music industry event, BIGSOUND, before taking off for a national run of shows with New Zealand collective, LEISURE. There’s no doubt that this accomplished, multifaceted artist is set to soar, with many more exciting musical creations already underway and slated for release later this year.
Luboku Tour Dates
Sept 3 – BIGSOUND – The Wickham – Brisbane
Sept 4 – BIGSOUND – The Valley Drive In – Brisbane
Sept 13 – Jack Rabbit Slim’s* – Perth
Sept 19 – The Brightside* – Brisbane
Sept 20 – Corner Hotel* – Melbourne
Sept 21 – Oxford Art Factory* – Sydney
* supporting LEISURE
Article artwork by Aneta Urbonaite