Denver-based trumpet player Miles Lujan is bursting onto the music scene with his debut single, “Popcorn Clouds”, under his new band name, Law #41.
The jazz musician has been making a name for himself in local and national music scenes, having shared the stage over the years with members of ODESZA, Pretty Lights (Live), The Motet, Big Gigantic, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, and more. Now, Lujan emerges under his own project with “Popcorn Clouds”, a brass-forward hip-hop/soul track that showcases both his jazz influence and his contemporary sonic flair. The single, mixed and mastered by CloudChord, features Lujan’s sauntering trumpet lines accompanied by Hunter Roberts on bass, Paul Shinn on piano, and Daniel Hogans on drums.
Miles Lujan has impeccable jazz musicianship in his blood. His father, Tony Lujan, is an esteemed trumpeter himself who had played with the likes of Ray Charles, Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra, Luis Miguel, Eddie Palmieri, Tito Puente, and Carlos Santana, to name a few.
His father’s greatness and his goals for a meaningful musical career of his own are at the root of Miles’ new Law #41 moniker. In Robert Greene’s book, The 48 Laws Of Power, Law #41 states that one cannot get lost in the shadow of their successful predecessor, but must find their own identity and change course.
As Miles Lujan tells Live For Live Music, “If you succeed a great man or have a famous parent, you will have to double their achievements to outshine them. Do not get lost in their shadow, establish your own identity by changing course. Slay the overbearing father, disparage his legacy, and gain power by shining in your own way.”
You can stream “Popcorn Clouds” by Miles Lujan’s Law #41 below via the Spotify player below, or on Apple Music here.
Law #41 – “Popcorn Clouds”