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NEW ALBUM: LUKE HEMMINGS | WHEN FACING THE THINGS WE TURN AWAY FROM

After 10 years of making music, the 5SOS star releases his debut solo album, "When Facing The Things We Turn Away From," who spent time writing most of the tracks in quarantine. The debut solo single is "Starting Line," which showcases Luke's introspective and reflective songwriting alongside a driving beat and otherworldly guitar that takes hold as the track builds with production from Luke's collaborator and Grammy Award-winning producer and songwriter Sammy Witte (Maggie Rogers, Jessie Ware). 'When Facing The Things, We Turn Away' From is self-assured and confident. It is built on the foundations of classic rock songs, written on acoustic guitars and keys, and follows the fool-proof formulas with an unstoppable emotional pull. At the same time, there’s an excitement brewing beneath the surface. It’s as though his strings have been cut, and as a musician, Luke is moving freely for the first time. The record bookends ten years of non-stop movement, having been catapulted to fame as a twee pop-rocker, following the likes of One Direction around the world before selling out arenas with bandmates singing about American Apparel underwear. In "When Facing The Things We Turn Away From," Luke Hemmings has made big songs intimate. This once lonely lost soul needn’t worry about time. We’ve got all the time in the world for these tracks.