Things took a turn for the worse when his mom succumbed to cancer shortly after LUI graduated high school. Devastated, LUI decided to keep going and keep his mother’s dream alive for him to have a better life. Even though education was now at the forefront, LUI never let his love for music die.
Although LUI has been creating music his entire life, finding it as a source of inspiration, escape and a beautiful form of self-expression, he began to present his music to the world in 2017 after seeing it as a way for him to live his dreams and still make his mother proud. According to LUI, “My mom’s number one goal was for me to come to the U.S. and have a better life. One day in 2018 it clicked for me, her dreams and my passions could co-exist. I realized that music could provide the life my mother dreamed of for me, and I hit the ground running.”