- 27 Jan 22
Having previously been releasing music as London/Dublin duo Caleb & Walshy up until this point, Luke Walsh is going it alone this time on the jazz-infused 'Glass Case'.
Luke Walsh, aka Walshy, has reemerged with his brand new single 'Glass Case', effortlessly bringing jazz and soul fusion to his brand of hip-hop.
Touching on themes of honesty, transparency, self-expression; the track is about the importance of being consistent with your values and actions and not letting the pressures of others sway your beliefs.
Smooth guitar riffs and warm, swirling synths align with Walshy's love for saxophone soundscapes in the background. His vocals, though compelling, make sure not to overshadow the beauty of his own melodies.
"You're doing a big favour to yourself by sticking with what you view as the right thing," Walshy tells Hot Press. "In another sense, we're all probably more transparent than we think. I think people are generally good at picking up on the micro-expressions we presume we're hiding, so it's pointless to hold back negative emotions entirely. They eventually blurt out at unexpected circumstances."
Having first made his mark on the Irish/UK scene as part of hip-hop duo Caleb & Walshy, the newly solo act continues to expand his production and multi-instrumental abilities into a jazz-pop sound. First coming on to people’s radars with their debut album Terminal 27, the duo later enlisted R&B/rap star shiv's help on brilliant 2019 single 'Lover's Leap'. 'Thanks for Thinking' followed in 2020, but Walshy has since developed a debut track all on his own.
Recorded in both Leamington Spa and Dublin between 2019 and 2021, Walshy adapts antiphonal dialogue between two delayed saxophone melodies. Accompanied with warm, bluesy guitar licks and a gentle, chromatic piano scale, 'Glass Case' finds Walshy sitting back into his hip-hop routes amidst shimmer pop vocals and a heavier emphasis on jazz improv.
Listen to 'Glass Case' exclusively via Hot Press below:
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