Monday Mover #1: Luz – Counting Houses

Words: Gery Hristova

Welcome to LDN’s Monday Movers! Each week we’ll post a track to get the pulse rate up a little. Enjoy!

Who is it?
This week it’s breaking Irish artist Luz. The 20-year-old, half-Argentinian musician has gained enormous popularity in the past year after the release of her three singles ‘We’ll Be Fine’, ‘I’m Lonely’ and ‘The Author’. Her vocals have caughtthe attention of Ed Sheeran, Lewis Capaldi and Niall Horan and media such as The Independent, who described her as ‘‘An incredible Irish artist causing a stir with her beautifully written bedroom pop.’’ After her songs being streamed more than 30 million times worldwide, she’s now scheduled to support JP Saxe on his rescheduled European tour dates next year.

What’s the track?
‘Counting Houses’, released by Red Light Management

Why do we like it?
Luz has a really melodic sound, which reminds us of Dean Lewis and James Young songs, combined with vibrato and the words ‘We can live without/All their thoughts around’. ‘Counting Houses’ is a track about a person with a lost identity and the path one must walk to find your true self. Already added to 32 New Music Friday playlists since its premiere, the indie folk/pop artist recorded the single in her home studio in CountyOffaly, Ireland, and remotely, with the help of the producer trio JMAC (Haux, Rosie Carney, Matilda Mann). ‘‘It’s a song about positivity and hope of what’s to come,’’ said the singer, whose piano version of ‘Don’t Start Now’ by Dua Lipa reached over eight million views on Tik Tok.

Find out more about Luz here:

Listen to ‘Counting Houses’ here:

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