Luke Elliot’s evocatively titled sophomore album, The Big Wind, is a barometer of these turbulent times. “These songs have to do with a pull to come into a stable existence. While writing them, I had no permanent residence, but I stopped being a mess, I met my wife, and I scrambled to get this record done,” the New Jersey-based artist reveals. “Everybody has to grow up some time.”
The Big Wind, is a boldly textured and instantly immersive album with a film noir-ish touch that is simultaneously sleek and modern at the eye of the storm. Rolling Stone France already picked “The Big Wind” as its Album Of The Month and referred to Luke as an "undeniable talent combined with a truly stunning voice."
Luke was born and raised in New Jersey but is currently residing in Oslo, Norway where he has garnered favorable comparisons to roots, folk, and rock icons such as Hank Williams, Big Joe Turner, Bob Dylan, Elmore James, PJ Harvey, and Nick Cave. His cinematic musicality is both elegant and earthy, offering forth bold emotionality, poetic lyrics, haunting epic tales, and a voice that exudes a richly patinaed vulnerability.