Luchi is an award-winning singer-songwriter who made his solo professional recording debut in 2017 with the single “Don’t Look Back”. That track introduced a talented and passionate young artist with a soulful voice and a penchant for deeply personal emotional narratives. Since then he has dropped two dozen releases, topped numerous iTunes charts, and has connected with Spotify fans around the world on popular tracks like “Don’t Scare Me Now” and “Come Find Me”.
Over the years, Luchi has trained with chart-topping writers from Nashville to Santorini. He most recently studied with Stargate and their team at Los Angeles Academy for Artists & Music Production, with superstar mentors like Ne-Yo, Charlie XCX, Justin Trainter and more. Now he works with other independent artists, helping them craft their all-important debut singles.
“Things He Handed Down” is the brand new single from Luchi, released worldwide via all major streaming services on June 18, 2023. A piano and cello duo opens the track as Luchi steps to the mic. He offers a melancholy ballad, told in the form of an open letter from a son to his father. The song looks at their troubled relationship and the scars it has left behind. As the track progresses, the somber tune shifts transforms into an emotionally powerful healing anthem.
Check out “Things He Handed Down” below. You can also hear the song on the Deep Indie Dive playlist, or listen on your favorite streaming service. We had the chance to chat with Luchi. Check out his answers to our 8 questions below. Follow the links at the end of this article to connect with the artist.
8 Questions with Luchi
Where are you from?
I was born and raised in Glasgow, Scotland.
How long have you been making music?
I started writing songs at age 13 and started recording at 18 but I didn’t release my first single til 2017 as I spent years learning and perfecting my craft so it’s been 6 years of releasing but it’s been almost 20 years since I started writing as I’ll be 33 on my birthday in December.
Who are the musicians involved in your project?
So I wrote this song with Jiro Suzuki who is based out in Japan. He sent me a piano part and I wrote the song over it and we built the song over emails and WhatsApps. My long time producer Chris Stagg produced the song with me and I’ve worked with him for 5 years now. He does all my artist songs as we have a great connection. I had my friend Robert do the live strings and my friend Faith joined me on doing the backing vocals.
It was mixed by Thomas Warren who I met through working with Stargate and mastered by Pete Maher who I’ve worked with before.
Who are your biggest musical influences?
I love music so I take influence from many different genres and artists to blend into my own style but artists like Kelly Clarkson, P!nk, Adele, Sam Smith, Callum Scott, Lewis Capaldi and Taylor Swift are all big influences of mine. I love raw, honest songwriting.
What is your greatest non-musical influence?
My greatest non musical influence is just life in general. I love real life stories in songs and I always have the disclaimer to people in my life that they may end up with a song about them haha. I also love to sit in a cafe or coffee shop and listen to people talking and pick up phrases or lines that inspire me to write. My friend in Nashville calls it your songwriting antennae and you always have to have it up. I’ve written songs after reading books, watching movies so you can really pick up inspiration from anywhere if you are switched on.
What inspired you to create this project?
This was one of those songs that wrote itself really. In about 15 minutes after hearing the piano part my collaborator Jiro sent me, I had the song written. He lives in Japan so I had the initial demo finished by the time he woke up the next day. It just flowed out of me and came from my inner child. It’s about generational abuse and trauma in families and explores the things that are handed down through generations and questions why this happens.
When I listened back to the song the first time, I was so proud and felt really emotional for the child inside me. I have been able to work through a lot of my traumas and I feel this song is giving a voice to my inner child. This song is one that is from my inner child to any other person that suffered abuse and hopefully makes them feel less alone.
The thinking behind releasing it on Fathers Day is that it isn’t always a happy day for everyone and a lot of memories can be triggered so again, I wanted people to not feel so alone on a day that can often come with a lot of emotions good and bad.
What are your plans for the future (musically)?
I have a bunch of new music coming this year and it’s some of my best work. The next single is uptempo which is fun and I love doing that as much as my ballads. I’m so excited to release them and I’ve always teased a Christmas project so maybe this will be the year for that. Next year I hope to get back on stage and maybe get involved in a tour. Watch this space.
Is there anything else you would like to say?
Follow me on social media and send me a message anytime, I’ll always try to get back to you. I’m most active on Instagram (@luchi.music) but I am dipping my toe into the Tik Tok world (@luchi.music.tiktok)