TTV 2020 VISION artist Luke La Volpe’s latest single ‘Dead Man’s Blues’ has debuted at Number 1 in the Scottish Singles Chart.
The track shot up the iTunes singles charts to number 1 on Singer Songwriter and number 4 on the UK Singles Chart while hitting the top spot in the official Scottish Chart on Friday. ‘Dead Man’s Blues’ is taken from the Terribly Beautiful EP, released earlier this month. View the Scottish Singles Chart now.
Sales from the title track of the EP, written with The View’s Kyle Falconer, will be shared between three charities close to Luke’s heart. Speaking about the tune he said, “I hadn’t decided on the third track for the EP before we all went into lockdown, so when everything went a bit crazy we put the idea on hold. After Sofathon, I was blown away that Kyle wanted to work on a song together. The View were the first band I went to see live when I was thirteen and I’ve supported him a couple of times since, but I never expected to write with him. The first lines ‘When I’m alone I feel nothing, when I’m with you I feel something’ blew me away, they summed up everything about the situation we’ve all found ourselves in. We threw it back and forth and it turned out to be an absolute banger and I thought ‘this is the song we’ve been looking for’. I got my band involved, and Stevie Anderson who plays guitar for Kyle and we all recorded parts for it individually at home, with a producer in Bristol called Ali Chant pulling it all together. It was a pretty difficult process as we’ve never done anything like that before, most of us have never even done much proper home recording, but it’s turned out amazingly well. I’m really proud of it and it’s been great to have a big project like this to keep us busy and pulling together during this mad situation when we can’t even hang out together never mind play live.”
With the sales proceeds from the first six months of tune being splout between Music Venute Trust, Nordoff Robbins and NHS Lothian Covid-19 Appeal, Luke spoke about how it feels right to support some really good causes with this song. He said, “it only came about because of this crisis. I’m honoured to be a patron for the Music Venue Trust and we’ve done two Sofathon events to support them. We need those venues back after all this, so we all have places to play and see new bands. I went to the Nordoff Robbins Scottish Music Awards last year and the work they do helping people who find it hard to communicate in any other way is just mind-blowing. And, of course, our local NHS is doing us all proud so I really wanted to do something to help there. We’re lucky to live in a time when we can release new music online, so I’m just getting on with it.”