Luke Rainsford is a solo artist from Wolverhampton, and later this month his second album I Feel At Home With You is due to be released. I was lucky enough to listen to the album before its release date on February 17th, and I definitely wasn’t disappointed!
Before listening to I Feel At Home With You I wasn’t too sure what to expect, but after listening to the first song All My Songs Sound The Same, I started to get a rough idea. The song starts out with a humorous ‘Aw Fuck’, creating an instant connection between Luke and the listener. From early on in the song you can tell that Luke has a very distinct and unique voice, as well as producing songs with incredibly catchy lyrics.
What I really love about listening to this album is how much Luke’s English accent can be heard when he sings. There are some English artists that for some reason sing with an American accent, but when listening to Luke, especially in the song Fingernails, this definitely isn’t the case. Fingernails also excellently portrays the truth behind relationships, with very honest lyrics. It’s refreshing to hear someone sing about love in a more realistic way, and I think that’s what is so great about Luke Rainsford, he doesn’t try to be someone he’s not.
When I interviewed Luke (see link at the bottom), he discussed how artists such as The Wonder Years inspire him, and how he likes to put his own acoustic spin on their sound, which I think he definitely does well. The fact that Luke is an acoustic artist that is inspired by bands such as The Wonder Years rather than the likes of Ed Sheeran makes him really stand out, and after listening to this album I believe that there is definitely a gap in the industry for him.
Overall I would really encourage anyone reading this to listen to the album when it comes out, because even though this isn’t an album I would typically listen to, I really enjoyed it.
Read the interview with Luke here:
And don't forget to get the album on February 17th!