Up-and-coming singer-songwriter Luuk Halman takes the music industry by storm
TikTok has become an essential promotional tool for musical artists and even record labels. With over a billion active users, many are using the platform to showcase their talents, with some, like Luuk Halman, reaching the top. Luuk is a TikTok star and musical artist who cemented his place on the music scene with his songs that hit airwaves around the world.
His vocal styles, diverse sound, and creativity in songwriting set him apart in a fiercely competitive industry. When composing his songs, he says his goal is to write and release songs that impact audiences and bring out the best in each one.
Just as music is his second home, Luuk aims to create a space that people can turn to for encouragement, comfort, or just inspiration. By sharing his story and experiences, he says he hopes to help people who are going through similar situations and show them that they are not alone and that nothing is impossible to overcome.
Growing up listening to legendary artists like Nirvana, The Rolling Stones, and David Bowie, their songs had a huge impact on Luuk’s personal and musical life. He notes that he came to love and appreciate the true meaning of music through them, developing an interest in the industry. Luuk has been playing guitar and piano since he was eight years old. He is also a trained singer.
While he rose to fame earlier this year, Luuk has been making music for quite some time. He notes that he wrote and released his first song during his freshman year of college, but that it was not as well received as his groundbreaking single “The Meet-Up”.
Speaking about the process of creating “The Meet-Up,” Luuk said, “While writing the song, I had no intention of releasing it, at least not yet.” He notes that he wrote the song at a time when he had a lot to do and it was more of a self-love hymn.
Two years later, Luuk did a teaser for the song on his TikTok, which exploded overnight. Luuk says waking up to see his music video trending and having hundreds of people telling him to release the full song wasn’t something he expected, especially from this song. However, he is happy that by sharing his struggles with depression, he is raising awareness about mental health and encouraging others who are going through difficult situations.
His song “The Meet-Up” has garnered over 50 million streams on Spotify, raising the bar higher. Luuk has also written and released other songs including “Privacy”, “Girl Next Door” and “Moonlight”.
As he continues to thrive, Luuk remains dedicated to his goal of creating music that is timeless and punchy. Its future in the industry is bright. In the coming year, Luuk is expected to release his debut album as he plans his world tour. Luuk says he hopes to establish a platform to help people struggling with mental illness and empower young people.
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