Track of the Day: LÛMIS “Drift” (2018)

Last Friday saw Melbourne trio LÛMIS release their debut single “Drift”, and features vocals from Imogen Brough. 

The Melbourne based trio initially began collaborating on music back in 2014, and are heavily influenced by 1980’s synthesisers and cinematic film scores. Those influences certainly shine through on “Drift”, with those retro synths front and centre from the outset. The single’s opening moments, for example, were really giving me Tron vibes and certainly wouldn’t sound out of place in a 80’s science-fiction movie. It’s upbeat stuff, with a great groove, and features an emphatic and impressive vocal performance from The Voice alumni Brough, which can’t help but bring to mind the likes of CHVRCHES.

Here’s what keyboardist and percussionist Ben had to say about the collaboration: 

“”Drift” was written from a place of change and wanting to move forward, and it was challenging finding the right singer who could encompass the vocal performance we had written.”  

Produced by Steeve Body (De La Soul, Yothu Yindi) and mastered by Ben Feggans (RUFUS, Flume), “Drift” is a high quality debut, and is a tantalising taste of the group’s forthcoming EP which is slated for release in 2019. 

“Drift” is available now. Keep up to date with LÛMIS via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

Simon Clark

Simon Clark is the Books Editor at the AU review. A reader of books and admirer of songs, Simon has a PhD in English and Comparative Literature. All errant apostrophes are his, and his alone. You can find him on Twitter and Instagram at @simonjclark