Wu Lyf’s Former Singer Returns With An Ode To Love’s “Revolutionary Impulse”
Ellery James Roberts is as poetic and elaborate as ever, but on new project LUH he sounds hopeful too.
Post-punk angst has been around since the Cold War, and it’s a sentiment that continues to express a certain kind of devastated intensity that nothing else can quite capture. Ellery James Roberts—former frontman of short-lived UK band Wu Lyf—continues to operate in that mode, but now he’s got a new project, called LUH, a collaboration with his partner Ebony Hoorn, with a more hopeful outlook. They poetically introduce themselves and their first song/video, entitled "LUH Unites," with a collage of text and image in a Tumblr post: “True Love is of the same revolutionary impulse as non-acceptance to substandard anything, All that once held the solidity of unquestioned faith fell in the same belated breath.” In the video, images of hyperspeed metropolitan life are projected onto a rotating image of a couple’s embrace, set against a jet-black backdrop. Check it out above, and have another listen to Ellery’s last song post-Wu.