Luis Morrison, The Interview Series.

Words By Joey Rochert.

Hello, Luis, Let’s talk about your new single, ‘Ultraviolet’, what is the meaning? 

When writing ‘Ultraviolet’ I tried to encapsulate that feeling you get when you’ve been down on things, or come out of a bad relationship, and you meet someone new, and they just spark you into life. 

I don’t know if it’s necessarily a bad or a good thing in reality, but I think we all can relate to that feeling at one point or another. 

It’s also just about having a good time! I’ve been getting a lot of Jamiroquai comparisons with this one and I can’t think of a better compliment in all honesty. 

Which artists in the current industry inspire you the most? 

There are so many to choose from! For me a good artist is someone who wants to make you feel something and who constantly take their music in new directions. I listen to pretty much anything and there’s so much out there nowadays. If I had to really pick some out I’d say Bon Iver, Damon Albarn, Thundercat, Eric Bibb and John Mayer.

Luis Morrison
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What is the best thing about being a musician in 2022? 

I think for me it’s how easy it is now to access or network with other musicians. There’s a whole world of talent out there to collaborate with and learn from! 

I say that but our drummer, Ben Newton, has been playing with me in various capacities for the best part of ten years now. I hope he’s okay! 

Is there a certain place you often go to write? E.g a certain room, or environment? 

Not particularly, but I seem to write a lot of lyrics when I’m travelling somewhere. Must be something about it that gets my brain going. I literally wrote a track about that, it’s called ‘Stations’ and it’s on our upcoming EP. 

What is your first memory of music? 

Whigfield – ‘Saturday Night’ is the first song I can remember! It’s a bit of a nostalgia hit anytime I hear it now, which isn’t often! Banger still if you ask me…

Photo Credit: Luis Morrison.