From San Francisco to Los Angeles, singer-songwriter, producer, and recording artist Luke Collins releases his romantic and enticing single, "Tell You."
A San Franciso investment analyst turned solo artist; Luke Collins began his career venturing down to LA to crash studio sessions with friends. He later began creating his own songs, which has planted his roots in the uplifting genre of alt-pop. His lighthearted songwriting, production, and compositions are a true reflection of what Luke Collins is all about.
Spicing up our days with his latest catchy single, "Tell You," listeners can properly get to know the tone and feel of Luke Collins' savory and uplifting music. As he serenades us with his breathy and warm vocals alongside his playful lyrics and lively sonic foreground, Luke Collins leaves us feeling refreshed and ready to take a leap into the unknown with someone new.
Hitting play on "Tell You," the song brightly opens with a bright synth melody and a plucky electric guitar. As the warm and midtempo drums begin to slap our speakers, a bright Maroon 5-esque electric guitar begins to shine through our speakers while leading us over to the sonically delicious hook.
Luke Collins delivers the utmost passion and excitement throughout this passionate love song, especially as the beaming sonics and instrumentals continue to enhance his performance. We love Luke Collins' heartfelt lyrics that expand on how he loses his train of thought when in someone's presence; he continues serenading us with nothing but desire and love until the song's very last beat.
Get your dose of sonic and lyrical passion with help from Luke Collins' latest single, "Tell You," now available on all digital streaming platforms.
Thank you for joining us at BuzzMusic Luke Collins. We're enthralled by the heartfelt and exciting atmosphere you've delivered in your recent single, "Tell You." What inspired you to write this modern-day pop ballad?
I'm a fairly talkative and outgoing person, but when I meet someone that I'm really taken by (romantically or otherwise) I tend to get a bit tongue-tied. "Tell You" is definitely about a specific person that made me feel that way; but ever since I wrote the song about a year and a half ago, I'm constantly finding new meaning in it whenever I meet people that spark those feelings of excitement and nervousness.
Did you produce the lively sonics yourself for "Tell You?” What vibe or atmosphere did you initially want the sonics and instrumentals to offer?
I almost exclusively create music as collaboration and Tell You was no exception; the demo was made during a summer weekend in Los Angeles with Jackie Young and Ben Byram. We started with a simple synth progression and immediately got drawn into that fun, flirty direction that you hear on the track. We wrote and tracked all of the vocals and lead guitars that same day. I spent a lot more time with the track this summer with my mix engineer and co-producer (John Anderson of Spectre Jones), adding in some fun synth hits and that bouncy 70’s style rhythm guitar that really lifts the energy of the song.
Was it easy for you to write such romantic and heartfelt lyrics for "Tell You?” Did you face any challenges when writing your lyrics, or was this process relatively straightforward?
My friends would absolutely say that I’m a bit of a sap, so writing a flirty and romantic song came somewhat naturally! But the narrative in the song is definitely more aspirational than realistic for me. The cool and collected tone of the speaker is something I could pull off on a good day, but I tend to be a bit of an overthinker usually. So saying “I don’t need to tell you, you just do what you do” over and over is probably something I’m more likely to say to myself in a mirror than to a girl in a bar.
Could you tell us a bit more about your artistic brand? How does your music reflect who you are and what you strive to represent as an artist?
I made this music as a way to reconnect with my passions and sense of belonging after a long period spent trying to find my place in life. I feel like oftentimes it is easy to get a little turned around during periods of transition; for me, it was college, and the few years directly following that left me mostly happy but certainly unfulfilled. In my music and the brand that I’ve built around it, I try to have as much fun as possible. Mainly because, well, I enjoy it, but also as an example of the joy that living in your passion can bring. I hope it inspires listeners to wholeheartedly pursue whatever it is that makes them feel most at home.
What's next for you?
There's a lot on the way! I'll release two more singles and a video or two this fall, and I have another batch of singles and a lot of live performances rolling out next spring. Plus tons of fun social content and a few fan giveaways in the works!