Luca George has announced his eagerly-anticipated debut EP, You’ll Never Know Me Sober.
The rising pop star’s first record will be released in September, and it will feature new single “Godless”, a song that allows George’s captivating vocals to shine.
The Wānaka-based artist’s second single of the year certainly has some sombre lyrical inspiration. “”Godless” is a story about attending my own funeral,” George explains. “We have all thought about what that would be like, seeing those who show up, who gives speeches, and listening to what they say about you. After watching everyone, including my mother and siblings give speeches, I realise that certain people who I felt were dearest to my heart weren’t there.
“This song is for those people. The people who say they love you but are never there when you need them most, even in our last moments. This song calls them out, that they weren’t there for the important moments, calling them selfish. I want this song to act as a reminder to value important relationships and not take them for granted,” he adds.
The 20-year-old has enjoyed a blistering start to 2023. George was selected by Australian pop superstar Troye Sivan to be the sole Kiwi participant in his APRA SongHubs songwriting camp in Sydney. He then followed that up with the tender “Blue Again”, his first single of the year.
Last month, Rolling Stone AU/NZ caught up with George as part of our ‘Up-And-Coming Aotearoa Artists’ series, finding out more about his life and music.
“Music hasn’t only influenced my life, it has literally consumed it. Every breath I breathe, every blink, every step I walk is towards my dream,” he told us about his creative pursuit.
“It’s funny, I sometimes feel bad for the people that stumble into my life – you will get a song written about you. I write about literally everything, it comes like breathing to me. It’s so natural.”
Luca George’s “Godless” is out now. You’ll Never Know Me Sober EP is out September 8th via Platoon.