Luke James Talks First Grammy Nom, Picking Up Girls, Remaining Humble, MoreWed, Dec 19, 2012
Luke James is a smooth, sensual, and emotional singer, who draws plenty of reminiscence to the feel-good Motown sound. His sound conveys a nostalgic vibe and his stage show is griddy, heartfelt, and captivating.
Singersroom checked in with Luke to get an update on his new free project, Whispers In The Dark, his first Grammy nomination, picking females and much more.
Feedback During Live Showsā¦Itās amazing man, its just confirmation that itās OK to be who I am. It gives me more of a great feeling to keep doing what Iāve been doing, cause you know, sometimes as an artist or a person, you may have doubts, especially when it comes to your art. Itās humbling. It definitely gives me more drive to keep going.
First Grammy Nominationā¦Iām f**king super excited [laughs]. Every day Iām able to express it more, but ultimately Iām thrilled, Iām surprised, but Iām grateful for the Grammy association committee for evening considering my talent, my gift.
Hearing About His Nominationā¦I was on my way to my lawyerās house for Stacy Bartheās album listening party because we share the same lawyer. The party had John Legend, Miley Cyrus, producers after producers; everybody was there. Soon as I came to the door, everybody was just yelling, āyo Grammy nominatedā and Iām like āwhat?ā I just wanted to go home and go to sleep because it was just too much; too surreal all at one time, but it was an amazing feeling.
New Single "Make Love to Me"ā¦I didnāt actually write it, Ne-Yo wrote it with Salaam Remi. I couldnāt deny it, I write most of my stuff, but because it was a good record and I knew I could give it a feeling. I heard myself on it. Itās just a beautiful record, it just feels so good, it reminds me of those Babyface melodies, and George Michael vibes. I also love the message.
Listen to "Make Love to me"
Luke Jamesā¦Soulful, experimental, spiritual, funky, very emotional, very dramatic. My music is my therapy. The music you hear that comes from me are basically pages out of my journal. When Iām on stage, I think Iām a bit more out of body though; Iām more expressive. Off stage Iām laid back, super humble.
His Music and Picking Up Femalesā¦If I was to get at a girl, the first thing I would do is try to make her laugh. If I could do that then I could spark something from there. Or I could just simply introduce my self or go up and give her a compliment. All she can do is say no.
New EP Whispers In The Darkā¦This was something that was compiled together. Weāre basically going backwards. If my album would of came out this year then these would have been released next year. I just wanted to give the people something they can feel and I think itās more insight into who I am. Itās giving my fans more of a feeling of what Iām coming with. Theyāre very personal records, they come from sensual moments in my life.
Upcoming Debut Album, Made to Loveā¦Hopefully there will be some growth. The free music is like a bridge or trailers of whatās to come. I want people to be into me and hopefully I can become a necessity to them. I hope to make them feel good or get them turnt up or turn down; whatever they may need.
Joining The Pop Trendā¦ Itās all music, itās all R&B and itās all Soul. You canāt really judge art; you can only say I donāt like that. What you donāt like, the next person may like, that song might do something for them.
2013ā¦Doing more shows and touching more people. Iām also getting into the acting world; Iām learning and studying how to be great. Just live; try different things.
Remaining Humbleā¦When your just good and kind to people that will take you farther than being an a**hole. Iāve learned to always have an open mind, listen, plus Iām surrounded by great people. For the fans, I hope that they can live through me and be happy.
In Five Yearsā¦2-3 more albums, more performing and getting to other aspects of entertainment. Maybe getting into movie scoring and playwriting and stuff like that.
Last Wordā¦What I am doing is giving you something you can feel and I hope that you can feel it. My songs are personal whether I write them or just sing them.