Obscura: Luz

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With over 50,000 YouTube subscribers, Luz plans on releasing songs with company Kobalt Music later this year. (Photo/Music Week)

Known for her Youtube music covers and self-composed songs, singing personality Luz Corrigan, “Luz,” has grown a small platform over the past year, taking the indie alternative genre by storm. With over 51,000 subscribers on Youtube, Luz’s brand is continuing to grow. While she is no stranger to popularity, she has yet to attain the larger platforms like her other alternative counterparts.

Having first appeared on Youtube in March of 2019, Luz hadn’t always uploaded original content to her channel. In fact, she had only recorded herself performing covers until nearly a year after creating her channel. In March of 2020, she officially uploaded her first song to appear on her channel, “Unconscious,” gaining over 11,000 views.

While both Luz’s brand and her channel began to focus around her original songs, she  did not discontinue her covers. After uploading her third song “I’m lonely,” she covered a song by musician Dua Lipa, entitling it “Don’t Start Now (but sad).” The cover gained over 2 million views, allowing for her original music to be seen by many as well.

Earlier this year, Luz had also gained the attention of singer/songwriter Dean Lewis after posting a cover of his song “Lose My Mind.” Lewis later invited Luz to support him at his performance in Dublin. 

Currently Luz has released six singles and has yet to create a full album. While she hasn’t created a large amount of content, Luz has a long way to go in terms of gaining a larger platform. However, she is gaining viewership from many fans and strangers to her content, especially with the help of social media. Check out Luz’s music on Spotify or Apple Music.

As a senior, Emily spends her second year on staff as both a copy editor and entertainment editor. Outside newspaper, Emily plays violin in the school orchestra and leads Dead Poets Society as president. When she's not at school, however, Emily enjoys writing poetry, repeatedly watching the same movies and, sometimes, succeeding in her goal of reading five books a week.