Arriving as a promising new talent, this Summer sees singer-songwriter, Luca Wilding unveil his debut single, Heartachers – the first release from his upcoming debut album, To, which is out on Abbey Records later this year. Luca spoke with The Fountain about the track in more depth.

TF: Having recently signed to Abbey Records, how does it feel to be releasing your debut single, Heartachers?

It feels really exciting to be releasing after a really long process of writing and recording. I learnt a huge amount about myself and about making music over the last year and now I’m really ready to start the journey properly. I can’t wait to see what the reaction is.

TF: How would you sum Heartachers up in one sentence?

Heartachers is a love song to letting go.

TF: Who do you look to and idolise when it comes to influences? 

When it comes to songwriters Leonard Cohen & Bob Dylan sit a little way above the crowd… Adrienne Lenker has, most recently, caught my attention in a big way. There is something so primal in her expression which I think only comes around once in a while. Mostly though it has been poets who have inspired me over the years. Dylan Thomas, TS Eliot, WB Yeats, Marianne Moore, Philip Larkin, EE Cummings, Sylvia Plath.

TF: What is your plan for the remainder of the year, after this single release?

I just want to get back out there playing, as soon as possible, that’s the reason I write, to be out there amongst people trying to spread a message of kindness. I’ve been writing a lot in lockdown and I’m hoping the second album will spring out of these works.