Yesterday, Bristol-based singer/songwriter Luke Sital-Singh announced a May 12th release date for his sophomore Time Is A Riddle album. The project is a followup to his 2014 The Fire Inside album, but he hasn’t necessarily been creating it for three years. After linking up with producer Tommy McLaughln of Villagers and local musicians in Donegal, Ireland, Luke recorded the album in just ten days.
Of the sessions, Luke has said, “we were playing and singing at the same time in this lovely big live room, with so much bleed, just the way records used to be made.”
The project’s lead single “Killing Me” is also an example of proper execution. The heart wrenching song is a tribute to his Grandmother, and his pain can be felt in every uttered note, especially the chorus. He croons one line in palpable anguish, then laments the other in a disconsolate, barely audible tone, channeling the range of emotions caused by grief.
The “Killing Me” video is a collection of homemade cine films shot by his wife’s Grandfather in the ’70s. As the melancholy organ and haunting, atmospheric soundscape bellows, the film takes us to a bygone time. His family is enjoying family gatherings, trips to New Jersey, and play-fighting with their dog. Luke’s editing makes the track a sure shot reminder of life’s fragility.
After the 12-track project is released, Singh is set to go on a headline tour throughout the UK. You can pre-order Time Is A Riddle here.