LUKE M. OLSON: TWO SONGS

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      Luke Martin Olson has jumped into the solo world without hesitation. The former frontman of Chicago group The Walters, L. Martin is back with his first release of the new year and third so far, the fittingly named Two Songs.

      First is “Skipping Rocks,” a track light and youthful in sound but almost the opposite in lyricism. It’s complete with breezy, dreamy synth and a bouncy guitar solo, a sound that encapsulates the mood of the first few lines: ‘Young souls wandering, in such confusion/I feel it creeping up on me/ Cause for too many/we feel unsteady.’

      “Flowers” is something special, calm and dreamy, reminiscent of faded sunlight and the early mornings Olson says the track was recorded in -  ‘The vocal take on “Flowers” was my first try. It was early morning and I was sitting in a chair in my room. There are odd things about it but it was the one with the most honesty.’ “Flowers” is charming and full of sweet, sleepy nostalgia.

Be sure to catch L. Martin on tour with Triathalon & Inner Wave in the upcoming months.

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SIDNEY ZARNICH