Luchi releases infectious new E.P “Me + Tears Ain't Strangers”
Luchi's music pays homage to his Italian heritage and his Glasgow roots. Writing songs since the age of 13, it's clear that practise makes perfect as he releases his new E.P “Me + Tears Ain't Strangers." "He Said" and "Faith" are emotionally-penned singles that feature a melting pot of grand drums and understated guitar lines. Vocals come drenched in pop sensibilities and jam-packed with emotion. "Losing My Mind" is a vulnerable offering that fully showcases the strength of Luchi's vocals.
Speaking about the release, he says: “With this EP, you get to see 3 snapshots in a year of my life in the form of 3 songs. That is the reason I am releasing all 3 songs together as I want the listener to take a journey with me through time and see all the different emotions portrayed through these songs from vulnerability, to anger, to hurt, to confidence.
It started with a relationship going sour with the title track “He Said” describing how a wonderland romance turned toxic and how heartbroken I was that it ended in this way. It was just as we went into the first national lockdown from the coronavirus that I wrote it in my bathroom at 2am. I love that this song takes you on a 3 minute journey from me being resistant at the start because of past trauma, to believing that this man would protect me, to noticing some red flags and then crescendoing into anger knowing that it was all lies and gaslighting behavior.
We then fast forward 4 months and the song “Losing My Mind” We were in the second national lockdown in 2020 and I was really struggling with my mental health, something I have been very open about talking about through my social media accounts. I was coming up 30 and my life didn’t look anything like I had planned. I was basically sick of people telling me it would all be ok and that to hold on and one night I just sat at my keyboard and the song came out in less than 10 minutes. I just emotionally purged all I was feeling into this song and even though it’s one of the saddest songs I’ve written, I think a lot of people will relate to this feeling of not even knowing who you are anymore, especially those who are isolated on their own like myself.
Then to finish up, we flash forward another 3 months and finish the EP with “Faith.” At this point, I had had my time to wallow and that glimmer of hope started to return. Sometimes in life, that’s all you can go on, that blind belief that you have a purpose and a reason to keep going. I did very intense therapy through this time and started to gain that self belief and confidence back and this song represents that. I love how again, it takes you on a journey through the song and it starts in a more reflective place about the past and then ends with me promising not to get in my own way anymore and allow myself to metamorphosis from a caterpillar to a butterfly.”
With such an impactful E.P we can't wait to see where he'll take this.