News: Luke Saxton releases his latest single ‘Where Are You Now?’

News: Luke Saxton releases his latest single ‘Where Are You Now?’

It is now almost six years since the York-based multi-instrumentalist musician, singer-songwriter and composer Luke Saxton released his debut album Sunny Sadness. A work of remarkable honesty and great maturity – it received a 4* review on these very pages – the record suggested a bright future for the then 19 year old.

UK tours followed and saw Luke Saxton performing in notable venues like the 12 Bar Club, The Social and The Jazz Café in London, playing alongside established acts such as Guillemots’ founding member Fyfe Dangerfield, Cathal Smyth (Chas Smash from Madness), Marika Hackman, Ezra Furman and The Blow Monkeys. Yet despite the high profile of these shows and the quality of his debut album you do sense that Luke Saxton’s musical career did somehow not really take off in the way that his prodigious talent perhaps deserved.

And on his latest single, ‘Where Are You Now?’, Luke Saxton captures all of these feelings of disillusion and disappointment that accompanied his thwarted ambition. Taking some of his musical inspiration for the song from Prefab Sprout’s ‘Moving The River’, Saxton repeats the refrain “And where have you been since then? Did the schedule get you down?”, questions directed at himself but which surely also strike a chord with many a listener.

Luke Saxton says that he has been working on a host of new material since the release of his debut album and ‘Where Are You Now?’ – plus another new song ‘Mr Right’ – are the first couple of tracks to see the light of day from a series of recordings that he hopes will eventually emerge in the Spring as a brand new album and serve to reignite his career.

Written, produced and recorded in its entirety by Luke Saxton, ‘Where Are You Now?’ can be heard and purchased HERE

You can also listen to the new single on Spotify 



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