Former WU LYF member Ellery Roberts has been making music as LUH (Lost Under Heaven) for a couple of years now alongside Ebony Hoorn, but the project is just now picking up momentum. Roberts dropped the Haxan Cloak-produced 12″ “I&I” shortly after signing with Mute Records, so it seemed an offering with some more meat to it was in the works. It turns out that inkling was correct as LUH will release the full-length Spiritual Songs For Lovers To Sing later this spring. Today, he shares the one-off “Beneath The Concrete” with a strobing visual loop.
The song is a monstrous unification anthem, with big, triumphant horns and drums and huge, hard-beating drums right from the jump. Roberts scratchy vocals soar over it all as he sings “All we are is people trying/ All we are is people trying to live/ Trying to live a life that means something/ Trying to live a life that means something more.” Each section of the song feels like it’s own moment either building or maintaining a hardly containable drama before a cinematic outro provides a slight reprieve before the close. Listen.