North West London artist Lukey Storey drops new single ‘Touched A Nerve’ and shines a light on the effects of drug-use to cope with heartbreak. Listen here
Launching himself into the scene as a solo artist in early 2018 Lukey hit the ground running, dropping playful and thought-provoking singles, making it clear from the offset he’s not afraid to delve into the cynicism and realism of life. With his debut single ‘What It’s Like’ picking up critical acclaim, his matter-of-fact lyrics and icy humour was delivered with, as described by The Line Of Best Fit “elegance and charm over a timeless hip-hop beat” – this being a continuing theme throughout Storey’s songs. Lukey boldly uses his own issues with mental health, disclosing his troubles with addiction, ADHD and bipolar, to mould his creative process and signify something that goes deeper than just the music. From previous drops such as ‘What It’s Like’ and ‘Fuck Everyone’ as well as tracks throughout his debut EP ‘I’m As Shocked As You Are’ released earlier this year, it’s clear Lukey doesn’t hold back speaking openly about his demons.
Following the theme of Lukey Storey’s track library where he often dives into deeper issues, this new track shows him looking reflectively as his actions and damaging coping mechanisms. ‘Touched A Nerve’ takes us inside the mind of the rapper while he navigates his way through the pain of romantic grief and using drugs as a form of escapism. Speaking on the track Storey states “it’s about my inability to deal with my own feelings after the loss of a relationship and knowing drugs won’t fix it but I need a way out”.