Today we had the pleasure of stumbling upon European artist Luchi and his heart-tugging ballad, “Things He Handed Down.” We’re talking Usher-meets-Josh-Groban-meets-John-Legend kind of fusion here – the man’s got SOUL!
We start things off with a piano line that stirs the soul, quickly followed by a cello that flows like the River Clyde through Glasgow, Luchi’s hometown. Then, just when you think you’re ready, in comes Luchi’s voice – and HOLY COW, does he pack a vocal punch! Even in a ballad setting, he’s absolutely commanding the scene. He sings with such might and emotion that you feel it in your chest, yet he does so with a tender touch, using some tasteful effects that give the vocals a celestial shimmer.
You’re just sinking into the dreamy soundscape when strings soar in like phoenixes from the ashes, giving you the chills and the feels all at once.
It’s the chorus though that is particularly uplifting – its inspirational gold. The chorus is akin to a spiritual awakening. The aura it exudes is unexplainable – true magic coming through the speakers.
Who’s the mastermind behind this song, you ask? Luchi, a man who wears many hats – a Glaswegian, an Italian, a singer-songwriter, and an all-around extraordinary talent. He’s been cooking up tunes since he was 13 and began recording his own stuff when he hit 16. Fast-forward to today, and he’s had several top 10 hits on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter Charts. Plus, he’s been working alongside some big names in the music world, like Ne-Yo, Charlie XCX, and Stargate.
“Things He Handed Down” is a testament to Luchi’s songwriting prowess. It’s personal, it’s relatable, it’s real. He weaves a poignant narrative about generational abuse and trauma, making listeners feel seen and heard. He gives a voice to those who’ve suffered, providing comfort and solace through his lyrics. As the song plays out, you’re not just hearing a melody, but a message – one that resonates deeply, making you feel less alone.
If there’s one thing we can take away from “Things He Handed Down”, it’s this: music is not just a form of entertainment; it’s a medium of storytelling and healing. Luchi’s track is a shining example of that. So, if you haven’t already, take a listen – you won’t regret it. And keep your eyes and ears peeled, because if this song is anything to go by, Luchi’s star is on the rise!