Luke Hemmings debuts at #1 on ARIA album charts
WHEN WE FACE THE THINGS WE TURN AWAY FROM OUT NOW
PRAISE FOR LUKE HEMMINGS
“…equal parts mesmerising and immersive.”
Rolling Stone Australia
“Luke Hemmings has made big songs, intimate.”
“Hemmings knows how to guide its pop melodies
past the production details and to the song’s forefront.”
“…earnest arena-rock to rose-tinted pop.”
“…an epic, swirling and often orchestral musical concoction…”
Kathy McCabe, The Daily Telegraph
“This is a man embarking on bringing into our lives his very own ideas,
and it sounds pretty big, to be honest…it’s bold, it’s rewarding…”
Jack Saunders (BBC Radio 1)
“impressive solo debut….touching on the expansive production…
as well as quietly sparse singer-songwriter influences.”
Robert Moran, Sydney Morning Herald
“The music and tone of Hemmings’s voice are so powerful that the songs
almost don’t require words to express emotions.”
“Luke Hemmings reckons with the passage of time”
“Both parts emotional and thrilling”
Today, Luke Hemmings debut solo album When Facing the Things We Turn Away From (released on Aug 6 via Sony Music Australia/Arista), has debuted at #1 on the ARIA Album Charts. Listen here: https://lukehemmings.lnk.to/WFTTWTAF
Hemmings shares, “Wow. Debuting #1 on the ARIA charts on my first solo release means more than I could ever express. Thank you so much to the fans for supporting “When Facing the Things We Turn Away From”, downloading, streaming, and buying it. Thank you to my friends, family, and my entire team for making this possible and being patient while I changed my mind a million times. Much love to you all. xx Luke”
Already in its first week of release, Hemmings’ debut offering has been embraced with a sea of support, amassing over 30M streams globally. Its LP singles ‘Baby Blue’, ‘Place In Me’, ‘Motion’ and ‘Starting Line’, along with album tracks ‘Saigon’, ‘Mum’ and more, have received critical acclaim from Wonderland Magazine, CLASH, The Line Of Best Fit, Billboard, NYLON, NME Magazine, triple j, Pedestrian TV, E!, Variance, Numero and more.
Within the confines of quarantine, Hemmings found a safe space for experimentation but also the chance to simply be; to process a decade spent in perpetual motion, and get acquainted with a new side to himself and his artistry. Motivated by pushing his creative limits while following his inner-muse and authentic creative self, the result is a deeply personal record about Luke: the artist, songwriter, musician, and individual.
With a relentless focus on his craft, Luke Hemmings has consistently raised the bar for himself as a singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, and now on his own solo debut.
When Facing The Things We Turn Away From is out now,
buy/stream it here.