Taken from Portland singer/songwriter Luke Hogan’s debut album ‘Thank You Stranger’, we’re delighted to premiere the track Windowpane here on backseatmafia.com
Of the single, Luke told us that “I wrote ‘windowpane’ in my tiny bedroom in what will hopefully remain the worst apartment I’ve ever lived in- my first official place in Los Angeles after bouncing around for 4 or 5 months. It sounds like a love song, but I think it’s more about my relationship with that city than anything else- trying to find a home in a place where it’s so easy to get pulled in so many different directions, and trying to find one that works for you. The city is personified as a girl who you love more than will ever love you back, but you keep trying to make it work at your own expense. I never really found my place down there, but at least I got a few songs for trying.”
It’s a dreamy, wispy slice of folk-indie, with Hogan’s gruff baritone giving the track an earthy feel. All around it, from the swooning strings to the aching slide guitar to the heartstopping melodies whisper a beautiful sense of sadness, loneliness even into your ears.
Check it out, here
Check Luke out on a run of shows later this Summer.