This Spring, New Orleans-based artist Luxley (a.k.a. Ryan Gray) will release his debut Spirit EP. He recently premiered the lead-track off the EP, “Dance Baby”.
“Dance Baby” is about love, sex, and the things that aren’t good or quite right for us but that we just can’t let go of,” said Gray of the track. “It’s about an emotionally exhausting and un-ending relationship between two people who can’t seem to let go of each other. It’s about wanting to get out but at the same time not wanting to, or giving in to that self-destructive urge for one reason or another – depending on how you view it.”
A former MD/PHD student, Luxley was started when Gray decided to follow his heart. He had been producing music as a creative outlet while studying at Tulane University in his hometown of New Orleans. As his passion for music grew, Gray decided to take a break from his medical program to write and record his first EP, Spirit with co-producer Ayad Al-Adhamy (ex Passion Pit, Team Spirit) and engineer/mixer Justin Gerrish (Vampire Weekend, The Strokes). Simon Katz (Youngblood Hawke) added additional production and mixing to the tracks.
Since wrapping the EP, Luxley has hit the road with Bombay Bicycle Club, Milo Greene, and Mystery Skulls.
04) Camera Lens
05) Dance Baby