Modern Human (Luke Sommer) is truly a one-man tour de force. Sommer writes, performs, records, mixes and produces the music in his Ojai, California studio. He even creates the original artwork, photography and directs his own videos.
His new album, Broken Simulations, is a unique blend of divergent genres, emotions and dynamics, which move through a dramatic narrative. The opening track, One Little Lie, melds together an 80ʼs synth vibe, with a mixture of Smashing Pumpkins and U2-esque sensibilities. Human Dominoes is reminiscent of Muse, with a hard-driving rhythm section, evocative visuals and lyrics that convey the inevitable loss of being unique. Another standout track, Undress, puts a fresh spin on a love song by going beyond a physical sensuality and addressing soulful intimacy in a new pop anthem.
Modern Human is for discerning listeners who have an ear for great melodies, eclectic genre changes and poetic lyrics. Itʼs music for music lovers who love to rock out.
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“Modern Human, a one-man powerhouse, hasn’t gotten much attention yet, but offers sophisticated, quality music as if a veteran in the industry.” “‘Undress’ is one of our favorite new tracks… that we’ve heard in a bit.” – Hand Clap Movement
“Simply put, we were blown away by his album Broken Simulations. Head over to his page and stream his album and if you like it as much as we do (which you will), fork over $5 and support an up and coming artist.” – The Maroon Cafe
“Modern Human, the alter ego of Luke Sommer, a powerhouse of a one-man band, specializing in multi-layered, existential rock.” – Everyday Guitar Gear