Back in 2016, new-kid-on-the-block LUUDE threw a cuurve (see what I did there) ball everyone's way as he stunned the scene with his heavy trap select "Right Now", which seamlessly climbed its way to the top of with a whopping 8 million streams on Spotify.
Alongside his massive hits like "Don't Leave Me" and "La De Da", it's also become a well-known fact that Luude has a knack for flipping things (whether it's tracks or maybe even pancakes). But in doing so, the Aussie-bred boy with golden locks solidified himself as a tastemaker on the rise- following his flips of RL GRIME, FLUME, WHAT SO NOT and Lil Uzi Vert that each have managed to rack up well over 500K to almost a million streams on SoundCloud. Now, Luude hits us with his latest flip- the ultimate throwback. The one song that everyone, regardless of age, who you are or where you're from, can't help but chime along to as some sweet, nostalgic euphoria induces: Youth Group's "Forever Young".
There's something about flipping or sampling nostalgia filled tunes that never fail to pull at our heartstrings and make us yearn for those good ol' days, and Luude is pulling at every heartstring we got with this one. Fusing the tracks original melody and timeless vocals with drums, plucky guitar synths and his own flair, Luude keeps it light and airy throughout the track while packing a punch with a fun, uplifting drop that makes you wanna put your arms around your friends, huddle up and jump around as you belt out the lyrics at the top of your lungs.
There's a reason that Luude has been referred to as an "Artist To Watch In 2018", because it's finally time for this hidden SoundCloud gem to quite literally flip your expectations and push the boundaries of what music, whether it's a classic oldie or intricate trap number, can become.