Feature: The Anatomy of 'Luzon' with Augustine

Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Photo by Oskar Omne

Stockholm-based songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist Augustine recently shared his captivating single 'Luzon'. Along with the release of the single, he also shared a stripped back version of the track. Learn more about the story behind 'Luzon' with Augustine below.

The story behind ‘Luzon' is... that you're high on love. The lyrics are describing getting ready for a night out together with someone you love. She's putting on makeup and you're acting silly and trying out different clothes and hairstyles just to make her laugh. Because there's no better thing than her laugh. The feeling of "this is the PEAK" of how strong you can feel for another person. 'You might just kill me off' right away because it won't get better than this. It's all downhill from here, haha.

My favourite lyric is... "You might just kill me off"

I wrote ’Luzon’... in my apartment last spring with my good friend and producer Rassmus Björnson. We started off with those chords and made this 'arena-rock' sounding demo at first, before scaling it down to just that light beat together with the chords. It just felt really nice to put on a loop and I think that's a good thing.

It was made... as a lot of different versions. It took a while to get it right. The chorus is actually the B-chorus and the pre is the middle 8 and stuff like that. But it's nice to be patient with a song.

My main inspiration was... songs with these timeless and warm beats like Solange - 'Losing You', M.I.A - 'Paper Planes' to name a couple.

It sounds best when… you're someplace warm around people you care about.

You can listen to 'Luzon' by Augustine below:

Check out Augustine's raw and stripped back version of 'Luzon' here: