[Cover photo credit to Jen Meller]
Lukka, the Psych-Rock project of German-born, New York City-based artist Franzi Szymkowiak, has released the single “Life In Reverse” from her sophomore album, Something Human due out August 26th, 2022. The single release is accompanied by a stop-motion lyric video.
Discussing the track, Franzi notes:
‘Life In Reverse’ talks about the end of a close relationship, as both partners realize that time has changed them. And that one shouldn’t be afraid of that change… ‘only a matter of time and you get used to it’
In essence a solo project supported by a “semi-fluid” band, Lukka’s sound is rooted in the Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, the Beatles, The Who, Led Zeppelin, and more recently, David Bowie, early Brian Eno, Flaming Lips, and Deerhunter.
Having honed her craft in intimate venues in Australia, New Zealand, and Argentina, Franzi relocated to New York City where she used her classical piano training to join the Post-Punk quartet Clairaudience, before releasing her more rock-based debut as Lukka, Encounter, in 2018. Core members of Lukka include Ashley Gonzalez (bass), from Queens, and Australian-born drummer Simon “SiFi” Fishburn.
Recorded at Brooklyn’s Transmitter Park Studio and co-produced by Franzi and Abe Seiferth (Guerilla Toss, Nation of Language), who also engineered and mixed, Something Human’s ten tracks traverse Psychedelia, ‘80s New Wave, and Experimental Pop.
You can catch Lukka perform in New York City at the Something Human Album Release Party on Thursday, September 8th at The Delancey in LES.