TUNE Lu.Re - Night Soul
Lu.Re and Jackson Swaby share the silky smooth ‘Night Soul’; a fluid collaboration between the two London and Sheffield artists.
Over the phone from their home studios, the two creatives worked collaboratively from start to finish, building up the layers of 'Night Soul' from a garage beat and jazzy piano voicings. In Jackson's words, "Lu.Re’s writing brought the soul to the scene", setting the narrative and tone to shape Jackson’s warm, contemplative grooves (a signature that's seen him noticed by Huw Stephens on Radio 1, 6 Music and BBC Introducing Sheffield).
About writing ‘Night Soul’, Lu.Re says:
“Night Soul is about someone or something that can help you shut out everyday stresses and really relax, and the peace and passion you find as a result. I wrote it after reading a poem called ‘Dark Night of the Soul’ which, at least on some level, is about a meeting with God where you’re freed to reach a kind of ultimate happiness. ‘Night Soul’ shares that ideal of being freed from something - your mind or whatever’s pulling you down - so you can unlock the good stuff.”
London newcomer Lu.Re’s smokey vocals and self-produced broken beats have garnered support including DJ Target on 1Xtra, BBC Introducing London, Beats 1, Rinse FM and Red Bull Radio - and this is exactly how her brooding electro-soul found the rising Sheffield producer Jackson Swaby, catching his attention in the BBC Radio London track listings.
Lu.Re is a singer, viola player, pianist and beatmaker whose previous releases include garage-driven ‘Rains’ and the dreamy ‘Silence’, both self-written and produced. A classically trained musician; Lu.Re marries her technical prowess with a lyrical sensibility. Lu.Re draws from a wealth of musical and cultural inspirations and her acute flair for storytelling weaves these together with a distinct authenticity that stands her firmly in her own lane.
As a producer and DJ, Jackson’s latest album release Got To Be Soul, is a journey of intimacy which begins on the dance floor, explored through his love of house music and its roots and offshoots. Jackson has previously collaborated with Jackie Moonbather, together supporting Skinny Pelembe at the Picture House Social in Sheffield. Jackson is a fine art graduate with a love of art and music that spans many genres, leading to a diverse exploration of styles from warm grooves to crunchier tones.