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Artist Lui Hill Providing Local Artists With International Platform Back With New Single

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Investing heavily in South Africa by collaborating with local artists
and providing them with exposure on an international platform (most
recently with Khofhi The King on the single, Rusty Strings), as well
as making South Africa his second hom after falling in love with the
country and its talent, Berlin artist Lui Hill is back with a brand
new single. This song, Revolver, explores the unhealthy state he was
trapped in after being involved in a toxic relationship.

Lui explains: “We’re all caught up in our patterns, but we’re not
damned to live in them forever. The song is an homage to our ability
to overcome certain schemes and grow beyond ourselves. Revolver is
also a dialogue between my ego and my ability to love unconditionally,
something that we all carry in ourselves.”

Revolver provides a deep look into who Lui Hill is and the way he
views life. He states that all of his songs are deeply connected with
what he’s going through in life, both the ups and the downs. He adds:
“Although this song is a snapshot of the toxic relationship I was
referring to before, it’s also actually a positive hymn. We should
never stop believing that change will come and that we ourselves are
the biggest part of making it happen.”

Forever creating something original in true Lui Hill style, this
artist reveals that Revolver is actually part of a five-part video
series, which explores a fairytale. He explains: “The first five
single releases off my album tells the story of The Little Mermaid,
but in a modern way as displayed in the videos. Revolver is the third
in the series of five releases. This fairytale reflects the subjects
of the album: a broken love story, loneliness, hiding from the bad
times and moving towards personal freedom. The modern interpretation
of the fairytale still shows the story of The Little Mermaid, but in
this case instead of a happy ending, she’s drowning and finds her
freedom that way.”

A live session of Lui performing Revolver can be viewed at:

Lui Hill’s beloved country, South Africa

Commenting about South Africa and his sentiments about the country, he
states: “I’ll always view SA as the place that changed my life. I had
so many lucky and inspirational moments here and it seems like it
doesn’t stop – the same happens with every visit. Based on all the
gifts that SA has provided me with, I feel like I owe it a lot. I
therefore cannot wait to return soon again to collaborate with more
local artists, providing them with as much international exposure as
possible. Khofhi The King and I are constantly in contact and I
definitely can’t wait to add him to the list of artists to work with
again as well.”

Lui first headed to South Africa after he was caught in the grip of a
lengthy period of misfortune; helpless as a long-term relationship
fell apart, crippled by the disappointment after a record deal had
swiftly turned sour, and the unexpected passing of his father, who Lui
was very close to.

It was while Hill was in Cape Town that he first met Tobias Herder of
Filter Music Group, who had flown to the Mother City to sign another
act. Tobias instead returned to Berlin with Lui’s signature,
whereafter things started to fall in place for him finally.

But that was not the only pre-destined chance meeting that the
universe had planned for Lui. While walking through the Company’s
Gardens, he heard a magnificent artist that blew him away, which he
would later learn would in fact be SA’s very own Khofhi The King of
Gugulethu.

He returned to Cape Town a year later for another visit. “While I was
back, I naturally ended up at the V&A Waterfront at some stage. And
low and behold, I once again heard the incredible musician that I
heard the year before. I knew I just had to meet him this time. I
introduced myself to Khofhi, we started talking, which led to a
collaboration that would change both our lives forever. Together, we
wrote and recorded the song, Rusty Strings which was released
internationally and as part of my commitment to South Africa, I made
sure that Khofhi will receive a 50% share of all royalties, as I’ll do
with all artists I collaborate with from this magnificent country,”
Lui regales.

Getting to know Lui Hill a bit more

Getting to know Cape Town’s adopted child, Lui Hill

Lui (39), born and raised in Darmstadt in Germany, says that he is an
art lover in general as he “admires people and their ability to
express themselves without words – no matter if it’s through painting,
dancing or writing music”. Describing himself, Lui says that he would
not label himself as shy, but he is a quiet guy who only speaks when
it is necessary.

“My philosophy in life is to stick to your dreams and remain a
dreamer. You can only be successful in doing something you love and
feel passionate about,” he adds.

He says that home for him now is where people respect him for who he
is and he has the freedom to be himself. Which is exactly what he
experiences in South Africa.

Lui concludes: “I think my fascination with SA has a lot to do with
the people living here. I immediately felt at home because of
everyone’s welcoming and heartwarming attitude. I love the fact that
so many nationalities and cultures are gathered here. Thanks for your
incredible gifts, South Africa!”

Lui Hill’s music is available on all popular digital platforms,
including Google Play and iTunes.

For more information, visit luihill.com.

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