Premiere: The Loving Embrace of Luke Burr’s Fiery “Lights On”

Luke Burr © 2018
Luke Burr’s “Lights On” is a dazzling, heartfelt soulful message of love & empowerment that embraces us for what we are: Special, beautiful, and unique.

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Our world is a giant pressure cooker full of expectations and norms. We live by others’ standards, constantly appealing to the masses in an effort to fit in – and while adaptation is certainly one of humanity’s greatest strengths, surely it can become a weakness. Thankfully, there are plenty of folks out there who agree to disagree with conformity and assimilation — accepting the status quo as such and blindly living by it. Luke Burr’s sophomore single “Lights On” is a dazzling, straight-from-the-heart soulful message of love and empowerment that dismisses the norm, in favor of embracing ourselves for who and what we are: Special, beautiful, and unique.

Make-up off, blue jeans
But you can wear my heart on your sleeve
Girl all your flaws, I wanna see
Cuz you’re already perfect to me
When your hairs tied up
And my ego’s down
No I don’t ever wanna leave you
I just wanna show you what mean to me right now
Girl you gotta know your the truth
Listen: “Lights On” – Luke Burr

Atwood Magazine is proud to be premiering “Lights On,” the sophomore single from 22-year-old newcomer Luke Burr. Based in Essex, England, the young songwriter introduced himself and his soul-strained voice to the world just over a month ago: Debut single “Too Far Gone” is both a poignant ballad and an electropop headbanger, a dynamic mix of R&B, electronica, soul, and pop elements that lead us to wonder what might have been, should Sam Smith have continued to collaborate with Disclosure in recent years.

Luke Burr - Lights On

Luke Burr – Lights On

Burr’s new release is an intimate petition to individual beauty: Washing over us like sweet molasses, “Lights On” expresses a desire to be wholly in-the-moment and genuine. To give love your all and hold nothing back.

And I love all of your tattoos
Even though you’re daddy won’t leave it alone
No I can’t keep my eyes off you
When you’re in a room
With my t-shit on
Cuz you look better with the lights on
You look better in my clothes
You look better
When you ain’t trying
And you don’t even know you don’t know

“In a world where people are seen through filters and judged by the amount of ‘likes’ they get, ‘Lights On’ is about giving someone the confidence to be completely themselves,” Luke Burr tells Atwood Magazine. “I’m saying “you are most beautiful to me when you’re 100% real.”

Girl I know you’re humble
And I – thats what I like
But i wanna put you on show
Is it possible to give you spotlight
Cuz I just wanna watch you glow
When your hairs tied up
And my ego’s down
No I don’t ever wanna leave you
I just wanna show you what mean to me right now
Girl you gotta know your the truth

Smooth and dynamic, “Lights On” is the kind of warm, passionate protest everyone deserves to hear from their lover. There’s no need to feel ashamed of who we are; to feel like we have to be something or someone we’re not; to stay in the dark.

Turn the lights on, and embrace yourself.

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Mitch is the Editor-in-Chief of Atwood Magazine and a 2014 graduate from Tufts University, where he pursued his passions of music and psychology. He currently works at Universal Music Group in New York City. In his off hours, Mitch may be found songwriting, wandering about one of New York's many neighborhoods, or writing an article on your next favorite artist for Atwood. Mitch's words of wisdom to fellow musicians and music lovers are thus: Keep your eyes open and never stop exploring. No matter where you go, what you do or who you are with, you can always learn something new and inspire something amazing. Say hi here: mitch[at]atwoodmagazine[dot]com