Although born and raised on South Africa's Sunshine Coast, Luke Beling left home at 19 to travel the world. He settled on the Big Island of Hawaii, and now crafts luscious folk-inspired pop in the shadow of Mauna Kea. His warm vocal tone and introspective lyrics offer an abiding sense of hope while whispering of a joy blown in by the wild wind.
"Pacific" is his last single of the year, and exposes an intimate look at the role that this majestic ocean plays in his personal life: as both inspiration and gentle overlord. We were immediately impressed by the quality of this track, with a softly murmuring acoustic guitar that ebbs and flows like the ocean's own tides while a subtle yet rich sonic tapestry unfolds with the help of a gorgeous string arrangement and some orchestral percussion. After being graced with layers of ethereal vocal harmony, "Pacific" finishes with a dynamic catharsis that blends elements of electronica and alt folk in a way that feels both organic and spiritual.