Lui Hill has been making waves with a steady stream of singles coming over over the last few months, and with his fantastic debut album due for release next week we’ve got new single to share with you all.
‘Ancient Dust’, the last of five singles to come from Hill’s eponymous debut, begins with Hill’s soulful voice in darkness over hanging bass growls and finger clicks, before breaking into a surprisingly upbeat chorus, reflecting the contradictions and inconsistencies of the human condition.
Hill explains the rollercoaster of emotions: “I tried to make both the light and dark sides of being human as tangible as possible while writing and recording this song. There’s one point where the basic key turns directly from minor into major – This element of surprises is something I see in people and how they react, too.”
The music video, directed by Christoph Varga, is also the concluding chapter of the German artist’s spin-off of the classic tale The Little Mermaid and follows a trio’s decisions, movements, and interactions throughout LA’s darkest, deepest corners.
Lui Hill – Ancient Dust is out now, with the 11-track album due for release on 10 August on Filter Music Group.
Photograph by Simon Hegenberg