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A Luke Hemmings x 'When Facing The Things We Turn Away From' appreciation post.

A Luke Hemmings x 'When Facing The Things We Turn Away From' appreciation post.

Luke Hemmings' solo album 'When Facing The Things We Turn Away From' just dropped today, which was a result of prolonged stillness and quiet for Hemmings due to the pandemic. With tour plans postponed and the band he is frontman for, 5 Seconds Of Summer, all separated, Hemmings took to songwriting as an outlet where he alternated between his guitar and piano for months, 'til the album we have today was created. 

On his passion for songwriting, Hemmings says: “I’ve loved songwriting for my whole life... I’m in a constant pursuit of bettering myself in that
department. My entire world revolves around music. By writing these lyrics, I learned about myself. A lot of the songs are about now, but some of them are written from the perspective of a 17-year-old kid in the thick of the industry. Those perspectives clash on this album. It was a challenge to create on my own for the first time rather than in the context of a group. It naturally turned into a separate entity, but it also co-exists with 5 Seconds Of Summer as another part of me.”

So on release day, we are celebrating... 

#1. The music videos and visualisers for the singles, 'Motion', 'Starting Line' and 'Place In Me', coincide perfectly with the album, and we can't get enough!

#2. Luke has also released a line of merchandise to go along with the album, which you can check out here

#3. Celebrating the release of the album, Luke is also doing some live performances - live from the studio that he recorded the album in. All the proceeds from the live show will go towards benefiting My Friends Place, which helps homeless youth in LA. 

#4.  This month Luke is also the cover star of this issue of Rollacoaster magazine, where he did an interview as well as photoshoot. 

#5. The film pictures Luke has been treating us to that document the process of the album are also everything we didn't know we needed - including the ones of Petunia (his dog).

Listen to Luke Hemmings' solo album 'When Facing The Things We Turn Away From' below: 

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