Luke Hansen set to drop debut album, ‘Air is Thin’ next May

Sydney artist, Luke Hansen is bringing his debut album, Air is Thin into the world next year, with title track set for launch this Friday.

Multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter, Luke Hansen has immersed himself in the local music scene for years, taking inspiration from the incredible writers and voices of Jeff Buckley, Neil Young, Radiohead and The Beatles. Now, he bites back, coming in hot from Sydney’s Northern Beaches with his debut album, Air is Thin, set to be released next year.

The title track, Air is Thin launches this Friday, November 18. It revels in the concept of being suffocated within the repetitive cycle of mundane life. With razor-sharp musical skills that glimmer through his creations, he utilises his smooth-like-velvet vocals and entangled guitar riffs to poetically express his introspective world.

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His amplified passion on the conventional guitar, bass and drums, has him embracing different sounds and spaces through instrumental experimentation. With shrieks of madness on the saxophone, an aching violin and Luke’s soft, sentimental hums, this track creates layers of depth in a modern alt-bop way. It symbolises the overwhelming sense of maturity and urgency of an insightful and polished artist and how Luke is navigating his journey as he workshops his art.

Recording with his 5-piece band at Studios 301, Luke’s voice is praised by the musicals who work with him. Luke’s music ventures into the forest of alternative worlds such as indie rock, shoegaze and folk. It is heavily influenced by an expansive collection of artists, especially Jeff Buckley, Radiohead and Connan Mockasin. These artists are known for their deeply enriching melodies, graceful and emotional vocal expressions and heart-rending lyrics. Rest assured, you can expect the same thing when listening to Luke!

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The album was mixed in Dolby Atmos by Stefan Du Rand and Luca Dimakopolous and is lined up for a drop in May 2023, with four singles to hype and tease up the release. Luke is hosting a single launch show on the 19th of November at The Chippo Hotel, so get your tickets right here!

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Luke Hansen’s album title track, Air is Thin will be out across all streaming platforms this Friday, November 18. Pre-save here, and keep your eyes and ears peeled for sneak peeks of the remaining LP, out in May 2023, via Luke’s socials.


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