‘Love Is Hard Enough Without The Winter’ is the stunning new single from acclaimed singer-songwriter Luke Sital-Singh, available today on Raygun Records. A bleakly beautiful antidote to the usual saccharine seasonal songs, ‘Love Is Hard Enough Without The Winter’ was recorded at Jackpot Studios in Portland (where alumni include Elliott Smith, Stephen Malkmus, and R.E.M.) and produced by Tommy McLaughlin (Villagers, Soak).
“When you’re deep in a relationship, working out kinks, making and breaking bad habits and basically just doing the sometimes tough work of staying together, the last thing you need is the daily backdrop of a cold, wet, miserable winter,” says Luke of the new single. “So we decided to fuck off to Los Angeles to experience an endless summer.”
‘Love Is Hard Enough Without The Winter’ follows recent single ‘The Last Day’, in which Luke crafts hope and light out of the embracing of mortality, described by CLASH magazine as “…a softly enticing effort with a rich, beautifully etched sense of poignancy”.
Luke will embark on a short, intimate headline European tour tomorrow, including a sold-out show at St Pancras Old Church on December 12th. The dates are a chance to see the acclaimed Bristol-based singer-songwriter before he re-locates to Los Angeles in January 2019.
In April, Luke was invited to give a TED Talk at the official TED conference in Vancouver. Luke spoke about the cathartic effect of writing and performing ‘sad’ songs, and performed the tracks ‘Killing Me’ and ‘Afterneath’. Watch Luke’s TED Talk here.
Luke Sital-Singh released his debut single ‘Fail For You’ in 2012, introducing the world his deft ability to craft songs with a mesmerizing, piercing emotional quality. The song went on to be featured in numerous TV shows including ‘Grey’s Anatomy’. At the end of 2013, Sital-Singh was featured in the BBC’s Sound of 2014 list and signed to Parlophone records, who released his debut record ‘The Fire Inside’ later that year.
After a couple of years touring the world and opening for artist such as Villagers, The Staves, Martha Wainwright and Angus and Julia Stone, in 2017 Sital-Singh released his critically-acclaimed sophomore record ‘Time Is A Riddle’. The album’s lead single ‘Killing Me’ has had 10m plays on Spotify, and Luke’s combined streams since 2015 are at almost 120m.