Luminous Wavez is acclaimed U.K. artist Leaone (Lee-own) and American lyricist Mike Dobbins (Patience Gloria) collaborative effort birthed during the long days of Covid. Their 2nd EP, Ashes of the Artist, displays the incredible music potential of the duo. While binge listening Cash, Cornell, and Cave, Dobbins reached deep into the depths of his being to reveal buried emotions longing for release. The resulting lyrics are dark, honest, painful, courageous, and demonstrate a maturity derived from life experience. The youthful musical genius of Leaone infused the perfect modern day indie rock sounds into the songs with his deep, haunting baritone voice and ridiculously catchy melodies. Revenge Song Spiritual starts the journey, showcasing a fearless, uncompromising message of vengeance that would make Johnny Cash proud. The introspective Ex Regrets provides a reflective meditation on lost relationships and the naive Gatsby like hope of their resurrection. Let the Pain Be Your Light destroys commonly held assumptions of pain, seeing it not as something to run away from but embraced in order to grow and escape the darkness. The closing track, Have No Fear, has a Nick Cave minimalist feel and stands out as a brave, hopeful song that leaves the listener emboldened and revitalized at the end of the EP's journey. Mixed and Mastered by Math (Matt) Bishop (U2, The Killers), Ashes of the Artist ups Luminous Wavez game in the music world. Their future is wide open.