A perfect song about looking past all the imperfections. “Only One in the World” is the indie-pop-rock fusion from a reinvented Luke August.
I love the infectiously groovy bassline of this track. The build-up is stellar and a total earworm. August has this beautiful tone to his voice that feels full and anthemic, he has what I would categorize as the “it” factor. Also, who doesn’t love a genuine non-cliche love song, while obviously, “only one in the world” plays a bit into the fairytale one in a million trope, something about this track feels vulnerable and authentic and deeper than the classic radio-ready love song.
From Luke August: “I have always found it difficult, as I’m sure a lot of us do, to communicate my true feelings to those around me. Being able to express thoughts and emotions through lyrics and melodies is my go-to way of doing that. At the time of writing this song I was in a pretty dark place mentally and really searching for an escape… This song is the culmination of a bunch of things that were happening in my life at the time which have been put into sonic form.
At its essence, Only One in the World is about looking back at all your f**kups, admitting to yourself that you are not perfect and realizing the importance of holding onto the positive things we have in our lives. I think this reflects our current lockdown situation as everyone has had lots of time to think about the past and present, and where they are headed next”
Songwriter and producer, Luke August has been writing and performing his own music since his teenage years.
Influenced by the likes of Tame Impala, Flume and Caribou, Luke has written an eclectic trove of genre-defying tunes, spanning the worlds of alternative pop, indie rock and electronic. With a strong focus on engaging song-writing, coupled with his quest for boundary-stretching analog and synthetic timbres, his music aims to connect with the listener on a variety of levels.
After having self-released several songs and relocating to Melbourne to pursue his music in 2016, Luke dedicated his energy toward writing new music and further developing his craft. Since then Luke has had his music placed on US MTV series “Are You the One”, as well as co-writing music which charted in the top 30 Belgian dance charts.
Luke’s future ambition is to continue to gain exposure for his own music as well as forge a path behind the scenes as a songwriter for other artists.
Review by Hannah Schneider