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Luke Buda Shares New Solo Album 'BUDA'

Luke Buda Shares New Solo Album 'BUDA'

Chris Cudby / Friday 15th October, 2021 10:42AM

It's been thirteen years since his previous solo record, but plenty of sonic adventures in-between, as The Phoenix Foundation co-founder Luke Buda unveils his new album to the world. Unabashedly big-hearted and panoramic in scope, the Te Whanganui-a-Tara songwriter serves up a ten sparkling songs on BUDA, including current radio hit 'Who Would Want To Be Lonely', cinematic lead track 'Here Comes The Wind', lovely dream-pop confection 'Candy' and previously teased contemplative cut 'Don't Think In Bed'. A small army of special guests dropped by Buda's studio to lend their own magic touches, including Don McGlashan, Fat Freddys Drop's Joe Lindsay and Toby Laing, Riki Gooch, all the members of The Phoenix Foundation, novelist Damien Wilkins (who wrote lyrics for three songs) and Anita Clark aka Motte — who contributes backing vocals to every track.

Channeling the spirit of timeless guitar pop while sounding fresh like an ocean breeze, Buda conversely doesn't flinch from tackling the thornier aspects of everyday life on the record, as such highly relatable titles as 'I'm A Bit Out Of Shape', 'My Naked Body' and 'Brain Jail' (featuring the line: "Forgot my levy to the ACC / And now they're coming after me") suggest. Adorned with an iconic cover image of Buda paying respect to his Polish roots, the record is indeed a spellbinding journey from top to tail, gathering together what may well be his finest tunes to date. Listen below and help support the artist (whose launch tour has been postponed due to Covid, new dates to be announced) by copping some snazzy merch over on his Bandcamp page here...

"I worked on it for about two years, and it has been finished for about two years, so it is with a great big sigh of relief that I finally pushed this baby out.

There’s a lot of different sounds and vibes and also many of the assorted human feels inside the record. It’s fun to listen to it on headphones!" — Luke Buda

'BUDA' is out now digitally, on vinyl LP and compact disc over on Luke Buda's Bandcamp page HERE.


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