Luke O'Brien
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Luke O'Brien

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | INDIE

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2014
Band Pop Hip Hop




"The Key Studio Sessions: Luke O’Brien"

O’Brien has been releasing scattered digital singles and a few full-on projects since 2015 — this summer, his Enjoy EP came out via Chill Moody’s label nicethingsMUSIC, and features collabs with The Bul Bey and more. A few years ago, he got a decent amount of attention for “Old Love,” a song of devotion used to propose to his longtime partner (since 11th grade, as the lyrics go) and now-wife Kathleen. The selections we hear him perform in this week’s Key Studio Session have a similar sort of silver-lining outlook.

“Focus,” another track initially written for Kathleen, is about stepping back and caring for those who support you; in this performance it doubles as a song about self-care. “Own Drum” is written for O’Brien’s students — he works as a music counselor at a behavioral and emotional support school in Philly, and helps students channel their feelings into beatmaking, songwriting, and production — and the song is about shutting out trends and embracing your personal quirks and individuality. And on “Beautiful Trees,” he sings about finding support and inspiration from his parents and extended family.

O’Brien is joined in the studio by Kyle Sparkman on guitar, Terrance Mitchell on bass, and Joseph “Joey Stix ” Pointer on drums, and their performance has us solidly warmed up for his headlining appearance upstairs at World Cafe Live on Saturday, November 16th. Head to the XPN Concert Calendar for tickets and more information, and check out a video and audio archive of Luke O’Brien’s Key Studio Session below. - WXPN

"Bride and groom create epic music video in the pouring rain"

“The timing of it was really crazy,” Luke O’Brien, 30, of Philadelphia told ABC News. “The moment ‘You may now kiss your bride’ [was said] the skies opened up. It was so perfect. It set a really cool mood for the day. It could have potentially rained on our parade, but after it was over, everybody was like, ‘Whatever, let’s just go have fun.’” - ABC News

"Chase Down Podcast: Passion For Music & Influencing The Youth With It Featuring Singer, Songwriter, Rapper & Producer, Luke O’Brien"

Chase Down Podcast: Passion For Music & Influencing The Youth With It Featuring Singer, Songwriter, Rapper & Producer, Luke O’Brien - ABC WNEP 16

"Luke O'Brien Releases New EP "Enjoy""

Singer, songwriter, rapper and producer, Luke O'Brien has released his new EP "Enjoy", showcasing a blend of hip-hop and pop that can be described as positive, uplifting, and inspiring. "Enjoy" was released with the Philadelphia-based record label, niceTHINGS music, spearheaded by local rapper Chill Moody. "Enjoy" is a six song EP developed with audience enjoyment in mind. With Luke's drive to encourage the listener, Enjoy is a direct response to the times, prompting the audience to consider the message behind the music. - MNTRM MEDIA


Enjoy  - EP 2019

Coffee - Single 2019

No One's Watching - Single 2019

Who's Gonna Love You In The Wild - Single 2019

Yellow Hoodie - Single 2019

Somebody Like You - Single 2019

Own Drum - Single 2018

Skies Cry Too - Single 2018

Old Love - Single 2017

What I Am - Single 2017



Luke O'Brien is a Philadelphia based singer, songwriter, rapper and producer whose tunes can be described as a healthy, positive blend of Hip-hop, Pop and Soul. Luke's writing stems largely from personal experience. His song "Old Love" which he used to propose to his now wife, Kathleen, was featured on Good Morning America where it garnered 1.2 million views! The track also just recently passed 400k streams on Spotify! Luke writes about his passion for love, music, equality, people, kids and his family and friends- he and Kathleen also recently took on the role of foster parent to a former student of his. When he's is not writing his own music, he works as a music counselor at a behavioral and emotional support school in Philly where he and his students make hot beats, pen fire bars and shoot dope music videos.

No matter what the outlet, Luke's Purpose is to uplift others and inspire them to be the unique humans they were put on this earth to be.