A Bereft Luke Cusato Yearns To 'Breathe'
From time to time, there happen to be those moments of musical discovery that you instantly recognize as being indicative of something special to come; moments that reveal a compelling talent that promises much for the future. Such a moment happened for us last year when we came across U.K. singer-songwriter Luke Cusato: combining an articulate ability to express moving lyrical sensitivities and vulnerabilities with the evocative magnetism of electric-piano driven soundscapes, Cusato effortlessly set the scene for his most remarkable voice. Smoldering with an authentically emotive intensity and passion, his voice traversed whispered intimacies and urgently soaring exclamations with the kind of soulful inhibition that quickly proved that his was a talent that was destined for big things.
No surprises, then, that in the year since he has more than made his musical mark. From BBC Radio airplay to noted collaborations, and from Spotify to Hype Machine acclaim, Cusato continues to build an ever growing fan base. Having signed with Heroic Recordings - and released his 'Struck' collaboration with Selva last month - Cusato has returned with his debut solo recording for the label, 'Breathe'. A haunting rumination on the tumult that comes with estranged love, the keening ache and howling abandon of Cusato's heart-broken vocal infuses the desolate emotion of the piano-driven track with a bereft melancholy and crest-fallen yearning, with Cusato saying, 'I think it's important for music to evoke something in you; an emotion or a memory...it's a pretty stripped back and emotional track. Something that is quite personal for me and I think you can definitely feel that'.