Raised in the grey anywhere of Greater London, Luca Wilding never played an instrument in his youth. It was a family tradition of gunslinger ballads and time-old story-singalongs, and his eventual love for Leonard Cohen, that spurred him to begin songwriting. Inspired later by a mixtape gifted to him by his supportive schoolteacher, he set out to achieve his ambition.
With a haunting and expressive vocal range, Wilding paints a stunning auditory portrait on his new single “Master.” A commanding musical expression, WIlding shines brilliantly from start to finish as his voice wades in a spectral croon reminiscent of Rufus Wainwright and Jeff Buckley.
“Master is almost a song about loss. I wrote it for my best friend when he was going through a period of devastating depression. He is, perhaps, the most singular man I have ever met, and when this sadness fell upon him he had already made an unbelievable impression on my life. With a strained home life heightening his illness, I realized that the only place that he would be safe was in my care. So he was signed over to me by a crisis team, and he stayed with me for close to a year. While he slept or stared at the wall, I wrote, and Master is the product of that writing. It tells the story of him and I coming to terms with his illness and the near-religious experience of overcoming it,” describes Wilding about his lastest composition.