Luke - Goin' Against The Wind

Published Saturday 29th October 2005
Luke - Goin' Against The Wind
Luke - Goin' Against The Wind

STYLE: Hip-Hop
RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 13620-3574
LABEL: 89Fifteen

Reviewed by Steve Best

I love being sent stuff that defies description, and here's another one. Luke Kirschke is a member of groundbreaking hip-hop team New Race, and is the first band member to break away for a solo record. This really does break some new ground with what can best be described as an Eminem-styled vocal delivery fused with a very rocky hip-hop sound. "Don't Ask Me Again" sets the pace with a breathtaking opening salvo, which takes in rap vs jazz-rock. Lyrically this is brilliant, upfront, apologetic, uplifting and totally God-centred - everything that Eminem ISN'T. Other highlights include "Dichotomy" (anyone who can take on the definition of dichotomy in a song and still make it sound cool is okay by me), "Hollywood Folly" featuring the aforementioned New Race and lyrically a sad reflection on the state of Tinseltown today. All in all, this really is cutting edge stuff and something that deserves to be heard a whole lot more.

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Reader Comments

Posted by Melody in Richmond, Texas @ 17:59 on Jun 20 2008

Luke is being missed terribly by his friends, family and FANS here in Texas, as he studies abroad in Capetown, South Africa. I have to turn on his music at least once a week and even perform some of his stuff during my LIVE jazz perfomances. What an incredible talent God has gifted this young man with! I have no doubt God will continue to use him to help revolutionize both the Christian Music World as well as the rest of the industry! Cant wait to see and hear him again in person! Love you Luke!!!

Posted by Ciria Garcia in Hungerford @ 01:56 on Jan 12 2008

Luke is one of the most talented people I know. He is now doing songs like that of John Mayer and Dave Matthews. He sings and plays guitar now. Only being 19 yrs old his lyrics are genious. He is right on edge.

Posted by Voneta Kirschman in Las Vegas, NV @ 05:04 on Oct 12 2007

Absolutely the most talented young man out there today (both here and abroad). He's way beyond his years and perhaps above the 'average' head! What a gift for REAL MUSIC. I just heard Luke's most recent production of 5 songs that could ALL be #1 Hits! I LOVE YOU LUKE. ALWAYS KEEP THAT SENSITIVITY AND TRUE 'AWARENESS' OF THOSE AROUND YOU AND THE THINGS YOU EXPERIENCE. All who experience 'you' should SHOUT IT FROM THE ROOFTOPS! XXOX Mom, your biggest fan!

Posted by Karina Linan in Monterrey, Mexico @ 17:17 on May 11 2006

fantastico! This guy is somethin' else. He definitely knows what he's saying. Oh yea... He's pretty cute, too.

Posted by Craig Whitty in Bishopton, Scotland, UK @ 11:22 on Oct 19 2005

When I first hear this album my thoughts were not another young guy trying to be Eminem.

However after listening closely I heard a talent so unique for a guy so young. This is his first solo project away from the New Race team.

Luke has the ability to get under your skin and make you appreciate his musical ability and his song writting style.

A rare insight into his world will be opened up to you as you sit and listen more intently and allow yourself to meet him halfway.

This is not an album I would normally have bought, I'm glad I did.

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