Canadian songwriter hits new creative peak on latest single
Songwriter Luke MacDonald returns as his Chasing Luma imprint with one of the year’s most upbeat, joyful pieces of indie to date. Wrapped in feel-good chord progressions, “Motions” is a track filled with a hopeful optimism, a glorious exercise in simplicity, and a showcase for an introverted artist with an outgoing talent.
Working and writing off the coast of a small town in Canada, Macdonald’s songwriting first blossomed at just 8 years old. Since then he’s been crafting contemporary indie music, and “Motions” is a fine example of his songwriting ability.
“In the process of trying to forget everything I once knew about creating music and starting from scratch, I was met with a lot of frustration and roadblocks,” he explained. “At the time of writing this song, I was not in a particularly healthy headspace. So I dealt with that in one of the only ways I knew how to – which was to plug my guitar into an amp, set up a microphone on a stand, and to belt out my frustrations – and just hoping something good would come out of me. Luckily on that day, ‘motions’ basically wrote itself. I remember just screaming the first words of the chorus ‘I’ll come back, yeah,’ almost through tears. I don’t think I’ll ever forget that moment!”
“‘Motions’ has a bit of a claustrophobic feeling to it, feeling trapped or stuck in a place. but I think this song is the sound of having hope to break through, and addressing what’s holding you back from being where you want to be.”
Give Chasing Luma’s “Motions” a spin below: