Raised on the crisp air of Australia’s south west Luke Fox has always been a different breed of musician than his urbanised contemporaries. Luke lives a balanced life, enjoying his work as a career firefighter and pursuing his greatest passions and interests – surf, travel and music. Influenced by the likes of Paul Simon, Angus Stone, Mat McHugh and the Beautiful Girls, Luke is crafting his own brand of coastal roots sounds.
Earthy, artistic and multi-talented Luke’s creative and intrepid spirit has led him across the globe following his passions, but it was at one acoustic show at a late-night bar in Portugal, in the small fishing town of Ericeira, where Luke truly realised the harmony that sharing his music adds to his life. Not long after, Luke’s chance encounter with the creative team at STA Travel saw him signed to their new platform for emerging artists – statravelsounds.com. Luke’s wandering spirt and laidback confidence was the perfect fit for this platform ensuring he’ll continue to find new adventures across the globe as often as possible.
In late 2016, following this chance encounter, Luke entered Rada studios to record his debut single with renowned producer Matt Gio. Matt is known for his versatility between genres with a diverse list of clients including Abbe May, San Cisco and Birds of Tokyo. After a few beers and some ‘genre hopping’ for inspiration the song Devotion to the Ocean was born. It is an honest and intimate take on the perils of love, travel and the longing for home. With heartfelt lyrics spoken softly beneath a wry confidence the song builds from an acoustic dreamscape into a chorus of brightness and colour with a flavour of downbeat Calypso and a rolling bass line that makes you wanna dance.
For Luke this journey is really just beginning and wherever he finds himself on the road searching for new sensations, there is always an emphasis on the familiar act of returning to a place he calls home. For Luke Fox there is always an island on the horizon.