Released as a companion piece to Luc Seacroft’s forthcoming EP, “When You Look at Me” is moving track with striking vocal performances and a ghostly, melodic glow. Alongside the vocal additions of Horrible Sophie, the London-based Luc Seacroft weaves a quivering, haunting presence with mellow keys that escalate into a more expansive sound. The “what do you see — when you look at me?” vocal one-two punch within the alternating vocalists captures a nostalgic pop tone.
With the track’s production inspired by Phil Spector, Luc says the following: “There’s something about those songs that feels whole, they pack in so much into two minutes and hit you right in the heart. I wanted to capture that feeling and put it in the musical.” The story’s approach, in particular, was inspired by The Ronettes’ classic “Be My Baby.” A lonesome synth pad concludes this gem in nocturnal, serene form — effectively conveying Seacroft’s ability to churn out nostalgic, retro-friendly pop with inventive ideas.
“When You Look at Me”” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of August 2019’ Spotify playlist.