Luchi takes the first step towards the light in his new single Mountain — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
Returning with a heartfelt and passionate vocal performance, Luchi’s fall offering comes on the heels of an exciting summer that included singles You’ll Hurt More and Things He Handed Down. Allowing Luchi to showcase his emotional writing in a new context, Mountain is cinematic and anthemic.
“Mountain is a really special song to me,” Luchi says. “It was one of those songs that just poured out of me and was written within 10 minutes. I wrote this song at 3 a.m., by my keyboard, after a conversation with someone close to me that struggles with addiction issues. I was trying to convince them to get help but they said they just weren’t ready and didn’t have the strength to do it yet. It can be tough when someone you care deeply about is hurting but sometimes they just can’t see you in the light because they are surrounded by their own darkness.
“I’m not going to go into too much detail about the specifics as it’s not my story to tell but I think this song can relate to anyone who has a big challenge ahead and with the blessing of the person who the song was inspired by, we agreed that this song should have a place in the world and hope it can help others not feel so alone,” he continues. “I have felt this way before with my own mental-health journey and when you are lost in the darkness, it can be really tough to face up to your demons. It takes a lot of courage and strength to take on the fight and sometimes you have to take a moment to gather yourself before you can start.
“I hope that anyone who is struggling with addiction or mental illness hears this song and knows that even though the mountain seems steep and just getting up off the floor can feel like the hardest thing to do, you have got the strength inside of you to face it. If you need to rest then take a moment to build up your resilience but don’t set up home in the darkness, when you are ready, raise your head and take the first step into the life you deserve. The climb won’t be easy but every day, every step you will start to recover and find yourself again.”
Growing up in Glasgow, Luchi built a resilience that has served him well during his time in the music industry. He has been perfecting his craft from the age of 13, and started recording his original material at 16. In 2017, he released his first single Don’t Look Back. It stormed to No. 9 on the iTunes singer-songwriter chart, while his third single Coming Home ended up comfortably sitting at No. 2 just a few months later. Since then, 12 further singles have hit the top 10, including his last cut Things He Handed Down.
Luchi also writes for other artists, sharing his talents that saw him make it to the regional heats of the U.K. Unsigned Songwriter of the Year 2016 and become a semi-finalist in the U.K. Songwriting Contest that same year. Now with a distinctive style to boast, he looks set to hit the big time with his soulful voice and mature lyrics, drawing on personal experience for a relatable and authentic feeling in his music.