Luthea Salom

About Luthea Salom

One can see reflections of Luthea's nomadic and bohemian upbringing throughout her well crafted songs. Having grown up, travelled and lived in different parts of the world, this young multicultural and multilingual artist brings her life together with her music, proving to be a charismatic unique universe worth discovering. The mythical qualities of a nomadic lifestyle and songwriting come somewhat naturally to Luthea, whose childhood consisted of a certain '80s-era nomadism growing in the east coast of Canada to later emerge in a totally different culture in Spain in an artistic environment formed by painters and writers. Finally her parents decide to settle in Barcelona, where they are originally from. Luthea soon adapts to the new language and ways, but just in time to decide to try a new life in London on her own at just 17. It’s in this capital city where she starts to discover the true artist in her, spending most of her time writing songs, playing live and collaborating with other local musicians. After this important stage of her life, restless Luthea decides to embrace yet a new culture moving to New York, where she has recorded her latest second album and has slowly been capturing the attention of both the media and North American audiences. "I feel half North American and half Mediterranean. It's the best way I'm able to define my roots."  The vital experience found in this magical triangle formed by Barcelona, London and New York has played a major role in the development of her artistic intuition and special creative universe, which translates through the uniqueness of her songwriting and the interpretation of her music.


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<strong><font size="3"><font face="Times New Roman"><strong>By Jos Betts</strong></font></font></strong><strong></strong><strong><br /><font size="3"><font face="Times New Roman"><span class="style21">There&rsquo;s a secret venue in town, that so far has survived by word of mouth, but with some great band line-ups, and a blank stage for new artists to perform, the Loft really is attracting some new, refreshing talent. The Loft&rsquo;s songwriter night is crying out to be filled with the sounds of performers such as Luthea Salom, a singer/songwriter from New York who was headlining the show tonight. </span></font></font></strong><strong><span style="font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'"><font size="3">Luthea&rsquo;s diminutive form stands straight in the middle of the stage, one foot stamping lightly in time with the muted strumming of &rsquo;37 Kisses&rsquo;, the first outstanding song of her set. Her songs are deeply personal, and she has few qualms about giving the intimate background to her material, treating the audience to vignettes from her life. Yet her lyrics are best when she lets metaphors do the work, in the uneasy calm of &lsquo;Winter tires&rsquo; or the soaring desperation of &lsquo;Ice-cream on sunkissed lips unloved&rsquo;.<br /><br />This latest track sees her adding the nasal tones of Joanna Newsome to a vocal repertoire which at times includes the smoothness of Aimee Mann and the broken diphthongs of Alanis Morisette. Luthea definitely knows how to put an emotive tune over two chords, and her voice drives through choruses with a kind of melodic defiance which is communicated through every note she plays. Whilst some of her sentiments find expression in clich&eacute;s, Luthea Salom offers real substance and feeling in some beautiful songs.</font></span></strong>

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