Luke Temple: “Ophelia”
Brooklyn’s Here We Go Magic have quickly become a band to watch, largely thanks to the songwriting of lead singer Luke Temple. Over the course of two albums, Temple has developed a unique voice based in pop and folk with the occasional experimental flourish, and he’s set to release a solo album that expands on this distinctive style.
Before he formed Here We Go Magic, Temple worked as a plasterer, an unglamorous day job that afforded him the opportunity to write and record songs at night. His first two ventures into solo territory came in 2005 and 2007, but didn’t garner much exposure. Still, he kept writing, churning out both Here We Go Magic’s debut album and his new solo record, Don’t Act Like You Don’t Care. The album initially started out as two stylistically-different projects, but Temple decided to combine the efforts into one whole, and three years later, it’s finally seeing the light of day. Our first taste is via “Ophelia,” a jaunty folk-pop song that finds Temple in a sunny, romantic mood a la Simon & Garfunkel’s “Cecilia.”
The album won’t be released until September 6 on Austin’s own Western Vinyl, but in the meantime, take a listen to Luke Temple’s “Ophelia” below.