Chicago-based hardcore/metalcore quintet LUCA has just revealed a music video for a brand new song titled ‘Undertow’.
‘Undertow’ is a song about struggling with dissociation/negative thoughts and the weight that these feelings can carry. It explores the feelings of hopelessness and confinement that mental illness produces especially when you’re at your lowest—as emphasized in the video.Nick Hopp
Produced by Jeffery Krause and Pete Grossman, recorded and mixed by Pete Grossmann at Bricktop Recording, and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege, ‘Undertow’ is the third song to be revealed from the band’s debut full-length album tentatively set for release in mid-2022.
Founded in 2014 by Nick Hopp (guitar), Andy Bisceglie (Drums), and Felipe Rodela Trujillo (guitar), LUCA was originally a melodic hardcore band but soon expanded their sound to blend hardcore, metalcore, and emo on their most recent EP “Sink or Swim” (2019).
After touring rigorously in support of the EP, LUCA returned to Bricktop Recording in March 2020 to track 3 new singles. Fate would have it that the Covid-19 pandemic descended at the very same time and the entire city of Chicago shut down the very next day after tracking had completed. With the future uncertain and endless free time due to quarantine, the band drafted a plan to bring the singles into a series of interconnected music videos. The videos strive to encapsulate the internal struggle experienced by the band during quarantine while also staying true to the subject matter of the lyrics.
Cover photo: (c) Molly Kinnunen