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Luxley gets behind the "Camera Lens" on his latest single [Premiere]

14 December 2015, 14:00 | Written by Michael McAndrew

New Orleans "wildfire dance rock" artist Luxley is sharing new new single "Camera Lens" on Best Fit.

Sometimes it takes an outsider’s perspective to recognize the flaws in our relationships.

Over a bed of synths and guitars that beat with the pulse of Hot Fuss-era Killers, NOLA’s own Ryan Gray, aka Luxley plays concerned friend - or jealous would-be lover - on his latest single “Camera Lens”. Gray yelps with Daryl Palumbo-esque aplomb, lamenting that “whenever he wants you, he captures you”.

As Luxley himself says: "The song is about three people. Star-crossed lovers. He's telling a story about the night he told a beautiful photographer/artist how he feels about her, but she reveals that she's still in-love with a photographer (hence Camera Lens). But what she's doing isn't going to end well with this photographer because he has her on puppet-strings. He’s manipulating her the way a photographer manipulates its subject through the lens of a camera.

The mixture of '80s synth inspired melodies and earnest lyrics and vocals makes me think about the recklessness and heart-pulling of young, romantic love. I want people to feel a sense of desolation that comes with jealousy or a fleeting romance."

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