Luke Temple is one ambitious, multifaceted guy. When he's not taking charge in his on-the-rise band Here We Go Magic, he's creating beautifully artistic and infectiously eccentric tunes of his very own. Don't Act Like You Don't Care is Luke's third solo album and it is, in my opinion, exquistely superb in its ability to capture such a classic influence
yet obtain a new, fresh perspective.
Don't assume that Luke's solo work is strikingly similar to Here We Go Magic. In fact, it's quite far from the spaced-out, sporadic feel that Here We Go Magic is so well-known for. This album in particular has a smoother, more relaxed sound but still remains fresh and unique, leaving much appeal to be had for music enthusiasts far and wide. As I was listening to Don't Act Like You Don't Care, I heard tinges of Edward Sharpe, Grizzly Bear, and even a little David Byrne. Luke Temple's vocals are strong and distinguishable and he uses that to his advantage.
This album encompasses so many genres -- soul, rock, jazz, indie rock, psychedelic, and even a little bit of old country. Luke also focuses on incorporating a lot of choral work into his music this time around, creating an uplifting, even somewhat spiritual, atmosphere.
This album has shaped up to be a beautiful, intimate work of art. Luke has mastered exploring two totally different paths at once and furthermore, being incredibly successful at doing so. He's reaching multiple audiences with multiple tastes and winning over twice the crowd. Don't Act Like You Don't Care was released this week, so go buy it and feast your ears!!