“It’s simultaneously about finding that one person that makes you feel completely alive and wanting to tell them you love them and not knowing how they’ll feel when telling them the first time,” explains Ryan Gray, aka Luxley, of his track “Spirit.”
“And it’s about having hope and believing that you will succeed during a time when you have lost almost everything.”
The track, featuring Nora Patterson of Royal Teeth, comes from the Spirit EP, out in 2015, produced by Ayad Al-Adhamy (x-Passion Pit, Team Spirit).
It’s an effervescent cascade of danceable momentum, with alternating breathy verses, andhigh-pitched choruses, that calls Al-Adhamy’s old outfit to mind.
“To me, life isn’t about what you do, its about who you are,” Gray says. “Let go of the past, and follow what makes you most happy.”
Luxley is in the midst of a tour that comes to Terminal 5 in New York on October 22.