Hailing from Oldham UK, buzzing artist LUME has been unstoppable since the release of her debut EP, “Tip of Your Thumb”, just last year. Having left home in the north and settled into Brighton, LUME has used the move and her music as a means of self discovery. Racking up over 5M streams in the first year as a solo artist, she quickly found support from the likes of BBC Radio 1, BBC 6 Music, BBC Introducing, Line of Best Fit, Clash, COMPLEX and Pigeons & Planes among others.
Blending influences from nearly every genre, LUME’s sound is a melting pot of ideas and a blur of elements from Pop to Soul to Electronic and R&B. With stunning vocals, a brilliant range, a commanding presence and relatable lyrics, LUME has had no problem proving her worth as a solo artist and continues to push boundaries and develop her sound with every release. Throughout 2019, she has seen substantial growth, starting with the Math Times Joy collaboration, and title track for her new EP, “Edge of My Seat”, which quickly became her fastest growing song – racking up over a million streams in less than 3 months.
Now with the project out for the world to hear, LUME has seemingly saved one of the best tunes for last. The project focus track, “Live With It”, is an enchanting, powerful tune that puts her impressive vocals on full display. Over a minimal, electronic production, LUME hooks the listener from the intro and takes them along for a ride until the very end. The new single relies more on raw emotion and introspective lyrics than it does on complicated arrangements and over-production. The stunningly hypnotic tune is just one of four stellar tunes from the new project – but personally, may be my favorite.
About the song, LUME says, “The intro came from riffing into a mic, with Emre adding a vocoder plug-in on top, to thicken and morph the sound. We recorded this, and chopped up the best moments, using those as samples, throughout the song. The intro feels like a hypnotic mantra to me, the kind of mantra where you’re having to keep telling yourself that everything will be fine! This mantra keeps repeating in the song, with double choruses desperately repeating, ‘need to live with it. Even though the track has dark threads to it, it’s more about the need for forgiveness in a relationship and overcoming doubts in ourselves, so that we can learn to trust in others.”