Episode 79: Lotus’ Luke Miller/Luke The Knife

Lotus Luke Knife JamBase Podcast

Episode 79 of The JamBase Podcast, a partner of the Osiris Media Network, features an interview with Lotus multi-instrumentalist Luke Miller. JamBase’s Scott Bernstein spoke with Miller about Lotus’ forthcoming Citrus EP, set for release on April 6, his debut Luke the Knife album, due this spring, and more.

Miller chatted with Bernstein earlier this month via a video call. Luke talked about Lotus’ last pre-pandemic performance and how he has adapted to life during the pandemic. The multi-instrumentalist detailed his daily routine in trying to staying creative while off the road. He also recalled his experiences playing a drive-in show with Lotus in Philadelphia and performing in front of 200 fans at Red Rocks last September.

Talk then turned to Citrus, an EP Lotus recorded during the same sessions that yielded their 2020 LP, Free Swim. Luke discussed how the EP came together and the band’s plan of releasing a track from Citrus each Tuesday this month.

Miller performs and records under the Luke The Knife moniker and the pandemic led the musician to finally create his debut Luke The Knife album. Luke explained the process that led to Disco Nap, discussed the contributors to the LP and how the project differs from Lotus. He also talked about the Kickstarter campaign for the album, hinted at upcoming Lotus announcements, shared his take on when touring will resume and more.

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