Canadian Luke MacDonald is the artist chasing luma and he has released his debut single, “bittersweet.”
The project is unique and introspective, as chasing luma explores some of life’s most challenging themes via beat-driven alternative pop. The song combines thoughtful songwriting complemented by textured soundscapes and blossoming alt-pop melodies.
chasing luma told us that “‘bittersweet’ was the song that made me decide to make the chasing luma project. For a long while I was really lost and not sure what sounded like ‘me.’ So I tried to forget everything I knew about making music and start from nothing – I was making at least one song a day and so much of it was… not great. In 2019 I made the first version of ‘bittersweet’ and something clicked for me, it was a really special moment – I felt so many new ideas come at me at once! Without being too revealing, ‘bittersweet’ is about being at a crossroads in the world, and struggling to find your truth. It’s about asking yourself if it’s worth it to abandon everything you know, or to stay in your comfort zone; knowing you want more out of life, but not knowing quite how to get it yet – being aware that you’ll probably be happier if you follow your heart and ambition, but being a bit timid of the cost of that.“
Enjoy it below.