Lukka, otherwise known as German-born, New York City-based artist Franzi Szymkowiak, released her latest single “Life In Reverse” this week from her sophomore album, Something Human, due August 26. The single release is accompanied by a stop-motion lyric video that is driven by a vintage typewriter and early film aesthetic. The video certainly matches the track’s energy and messages.
Discussing the track, Szymkowiak noted, “‘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.”
It includes emotional lyrics like, “These are strange days / As I’m watching you fade away”. However, I think many listeners will find this song comforting.
Each instrument (that we also get to see in the video) brings something new; they build up throughout the song, as well as the vocals. Her sound is exhilarating and creative.
Recorded at Brooklyn’s Transmitter Park Studio and co-produced by Szymkowiak and Abe Seiferth (Guerilla Toss, Nation of Language), who also engineered and mixed “Life In Reverse” and the rest of Something Human’s “traverse terrains of encapsulating psychedelia, folding in a blend of nostalgic ’80s new wave and experimental pop that doesn’t disappoint.”
Lukka’s recurring lyrical themes explore our role in the universe and the meaning in our lives.
Emma Page, a recent Journalism graduate of The George Washington University, possesses a passion for music journalism and storytelling in all its forms. Originally from Baltimore, MD, when she is not writing, she can be found at a local concert or making music of her own.
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