New Orleans-based electro-rock musician Luxley (born Ryan Gray) is making a name for himself with reliably danceable, highly animated synth melodies. Today, we’re pleased to premiere “Mirrors,” a glittering song suited for sunny days and balmy nights, smoothly guided by its percussive build-up. Its unexpected origins date back to before Gray dropped out of graduate school to pursue music full time.
“I first wrote this song when I was in medical school at Tulane University,” Gray tells us. “[It was] a rock song at first, but due to my interests in electronic music, I was very inspired to give the song a make-over and create something more dreamlike. When I wrote [it], I had just submerged myself in Queens of the Stone Age, Jimmy Eat World, and Foals,” he continues. “I wanted to create a colorful world that felt organic, but also surreal, and deliver an honest message in the process.”
Since writing “Mirrors,” Gray has become interested in new sounds such as “ambient, jungle, and percussive-heavy music.” His goal is to make his electronic soundscapes “sound real” while keeping things poetic. “I like to paint colors, pictures, and cinematic landscapes with my songs,” he continues. Come July 22, the result of these interests will be released as an EP titled Spirit (via Rude Fox Records / Future Tapes), which is set to feature remixes by artists such as Mystery Skulls, Magic Man, and X Ambassadors.
SPIRIT WILL BE RELEASED ON JULY 22 VIA RUDE FOX RECORDS / FUTURE TAPES. FOR MORE ON LUXLEY, VISIT HIS FACEBOOK.