SINGLE REVIEW: Luz – Counting Houses

Soaking her vulnerability in a cinematic lyrical landscape, Luz has been introducing herself to listeners with these richly beautiful and emotional deliveries. The Irish singer-songwriter is continuing that exploration with her new single ‘Counting Houses’ which feels like it’s been taken straight out of a coming of age film soundtrack. 

The visually charged track emotively pulls you in with this raw imagery that makes the listener feel like you’re right there with her. Exploring positivity, it’s a breath of reassurance in that you’re making the best decisions for you without the influence of others. With its cinematic flair, she romanticises that positivity and creates a very emotionally charged moment for you to stare out of a window to. “Into the city as we walked out the door. Removed your jacket and the silence you wore. That’s all I ever asked you for” she retrospectively sings. 

Pulling comparisons to the likes of Olivia Rodrigo, Sasha Sloan and Holly Humberstone, ‘Counting Houses’ is Luz’s most commercially friendly release yet. Built around an atmospheric pop production, she keeps the pop-minimalism she’s so far honed into her sound as a main focus, but to match the positive sentiment of the song there is a brighter and more hopeful arrangement that steers that cinematic direction.