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When Facing the Things We Turn Away From is the debut studio album by Luke Hemmings. The album, which was preceded by three singles, was released on August 13, 2021.


Background[]

The process for this album genuinely happened by accident. When the world shut down last year, I had a lot of time to reflect on my youth and the person I had been, who I’ve become and who I wanted to be. It just so happens that the best way for me to face those things and process my thoughts is by writing songs.

I’m in a constant pursuit of bettering myself and always trying to become a better artist, songwriter, musician and human. A huge goal was to have the sonics of the album reflect the feeling of the emotions that I was immersed in when writing.

– Luke via Apple Music


Release[]

In June 29th 2021, Luke Hemmings tweeted a video with a website (which turned out to be a website for his solo music) and posted some photos on Instagram, both with the caption "Tomorrow 9pm PT." He also posted a reel on Instagram with the caption "Starting Line," which sparked speculation about what would happen the following day.

When the first single, "Starting Line," was released the following day, it was confirmed that Luke's solo album would be titled When Facing The Things We Turn Away From. The track list for the album, which is set to be released on August 13th, has also been released.

Luke is the second member of his band to release solo music. Ashton Irwin, his bandmate and drummer of the band 5 Seconds of Summer released the single "Skinny Skinny" in September 2020, leading up to the release of the Superbloom album in October of that year.

Track list[]

No. Title Writers Length
1. "Starting Line" Luke Hemmings, Sammy Witte 4:30
2. "Saigon" Hemmings, Witte 3:41
3. "Motion" Hemmings, Witte 3:29
4. "Place in Me" Hemmings, Witte 3:07
5. "Baby Blue" Sierra Deaton, Hemmings, John Hill, Witte 3:43
6. "Repeat" Hemmings, Witte 3:32
7. "Mum" Hemmings, Witte 3:50
8. "Slip Away" Hemmings, Witte 3:52
9. "Diamonds" Hemmings, Hill, Witte 3:58
10. "A Beautiful Dream" Hemmings 3:11
11. "Bloodline" Deaton, Hemmings 2:04
12. "Comedown" Hemmings, Witte 4:38


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