Premiere: Listen to "Lost Cause" & "Believe Me" From Jae Luna
What do you do when you hit a creative block? For Jae Luna, it took him months to uncover the answer, but the result was worth it: “Lost Cause”. Premiering today, the brand-new track is a sort-of self-expose of all the shit Luna has been through, compiled into a sonically smooth and lyrically honest AF 3 minutes and 51 seconds. It also comes with a secondary track (“Believe Me”), so we get a two-for-one here (what could be better?). Luna doesn’t have the solution to every problem presented, but that’s not necessarily the point; rather, “Lost Cause” is Luna embracing the oftentimes confusing complexities that we all encounter throughout our lives.
“‘Lost Cause’ was the answer to a dry spell I had for several months,” Luna says. “I wasn’t able to finish any songs for over half a year. In some compelling, organic and ironic way, I took all those frustrations out in writing another song, in which in many ways I left unfinished such as the empty last chorus. I realized that I was fighting my creative output—if there’s nothing more I can do why fight it?”
Pulled together over the course of a few nights, and honoring the earnest intention that Luna so boldly owns, “Lost Cause” is—here’s hoping—only a taste of what’s to come from the artist in 2019. Listen to both tracks below, premiering today exclusively on Milk.
Images courtesy of Jae Luna
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