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Monday 11 July 2022

LA's Tumult Summer Gives Way To Brighton-Bound Sital-Singh's Happy-Sad Single Summer Somewhere

Prior to a date at Brighton's Green Door Store, Sital-Singh offers a masterclass from his forthcoming album Dressing Like A Stranger, in the form of happy-sad song, Summer Somewhere. 
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The track was written during the tumult of the 2020 Los Angeles summer as Luke attempted to shield his family from the chaos. 

Luke explains: 

"Summer Somewhere is a general reflection on life in LA amidst the anxieties of the last couple of years. Wildfires, Covid, protests, loneliness. 

"Trying to encourage my wife as we went through it all together. A very confusing time, I wanted to write a song to help ease the struggles."

Summer Somewhere follows the release of the album's title track, Dressing Like A Stranger, a song inspired thematically and musically by Sital-Singh's move halfway across the globe from London to Los Angeles in early 2020. 

It's a decade since Luke Sital-Singh released his debut single, Fail For You, introducing the world to his rare ability to craft songs rich in empathy and emotional resonance. 

In 2018, Luke was invited to give a TED Talk at the official TED conference in Vancouver, where he spoke about the cathartic effect of writing and performing 'sad' songs, a theme that runs throughout his work.
"I'm moved by sad music," explains Luke. 

"It makes something beautiful out of something painful. It allows listeners to realize they're not alone. 

"I'm at a confusing age where I don't know if I'm doing the right things in my life. I just know I'm Luke, and I made an album."

Sital-Singh plays Brighton Green Door Store on 27th September 2022. CLICK HERE for tickets.

by: Mike Cobley


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