Back in early-summer, a new track (Resonance) by an unheard of house collective emerged on the scene in a bizarre way – lots of fanfare, yet little in the way of content to be heard (bar the aforementioned song). After many [many] spins from the industry (and ourselves), it became clear that there was set to be something special about the then-mysterious LuvBug, and then it hit home – LuvBug was to be the new project The White N3RD, ex-JLS member Marvin Humes and JKAY. In fact, I suppose we didn’t need to look hard to find out more – Humes himself released a LuvBug UKG mix online a year earlier, so that really should’ve rung a few bells.
In fact, LuvBug has been a project the trio had been working on for almost eighteen months prior to the announcement, and the fruits of their own passions have been clearly identified in their music. Uniting with young emerging vocalists (Talay Riley, Joel Compass, MNEK, All About She, Becky Hill and more), there’s definitely something special about their sound. Perhaps it’s just great timing thanks to the UK’s reignited obsession with house music (and future house & nu-garage now becoming far more prominent), or simply that LuvBug are just making some great music, but above all, we could be edging onto something exciting here. Check out their new single Revive (Say Something) below – we can expect a LuvBug debut album to land next year: