Luke Potter

FRESH: ‘What If I’ – Luke Potter

Luke Potter, asks “What If I”…?

Acoustic Pop, Ballad

British singer/songwriter Luke Potter enters 2021 in heartfelt, sombre mode with his gorgeous new single, “What If I”. The song follows on from last year’s “Dance With The Devil” and “In Another Life” and sees Luke graple and deal with an intimate situation.

“What If I” centres around being a piano ballad and gains energy in the middle-eight as Luke faces up to reality and acknowledges what he has to do.

This is another accomplished recording from the young Bristol based musician who has been recording since 2015 and exist primarily for Luke himself to action and record. “The songs I write are like letters to myself” is how Luke Potter describes his approach to music. “Sometimes I’ve just needed to tell myself that things will be alright, if I just let them be”.

“What If I” was written and recorded in his own studio, The Sweet Factory, 3-4 years ago with his friends Marcus Lindberg and Hjalmar Wilen (from Stockholm). Recently Claes Funke (LMG), another Swedish friend of Luke’s in Gothenburg, provided a sympathetic new production that heightens the emotions of what it sounds like when you break someone’s heart.

Luke adds: “It may be uncomfortable to put out a song that shows raw emotion that you felt a few years ago, especially when you’ve moved on. But everyone is in a different place in their lives and this song couldn’t have beenmore real. The vocal was recorded moments after finishing a relationship that was supposed to have had a ‘happy ever after’ ending. All the feelings were true”.

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So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!