“Never Get Tired (of Loving You)”
words by tom johnson
Like an exercise in wistful romanticism, “Never Get Tired (of Loving You)” the new song from Luke Kuplowsky’s, arrives in a sumptuous cloud of romance, armed also with the news that his new album, ‘Stardust’, will be with us this coming Autumn, released on October 2nd via Mama Bird Recording Co. (US/World) and Next Door Records (Canada).
A tender, almost opulent display, the new song is a swirling mix of jazz and folk, a Destroyer-esque melding of glorious vocals and glowing instrumentation that creates its own book of superlatives. For all of this glamour, however, the whole thing is also remarkably unhurried, Luka’s voice gently pulling apart the world, toying with the passing of time; lost in the depths of love.
Featuring a host of star-players – the album includes a host of Toronto musicians including U.S. Girls and Andy Shauf collaborator Evan Cartwright on Drums, Thom Gill (Martha Wainwright, Sam Amidon, Bernice) on Electric Guitar and Organ, and jazz maestro Josh Cole on Bass – the record also carries a foreword by The Weather Station’s Tamara Lindeman, who writes:
A young songwriter with a calm, conversational delivery and an effortless, un-showy grasp of poetry; Kuplowsky humbly picks up the same threads of inquiry that did Cohen, asking the big questions about love, meaning and consciousness. Musically, Stardust triangulates between Hejira and Late for the Sky, finding connections between the purity of simple melody and the tangled modulations of jazz. Luka Kuplowsky makes a music of contemplation, a music alive to the everyday possibilities of epiphany and revelation, an unhurried music that moves with the gentle and curving rhythms of thought.
A tantalising and often profound introduction, “Never Get Tired (of Loving You” appears as music in its most simple form, masking the ingenuity that underlines each and every aspect of it. That’s the magical secret it hides in its wings, and that’s what will keep you coming back for more and more.
Check it out below right now.
Pre-order the new album here: smarturl.it/mb041