Lukka, the brainchild of German-born, New York City-based artist Franzi Szymkowiak, recently released her latest single, “People of Light”, from her sophomore album, Something Human which came out on August 26.
“Writing songs is for me, in a way, a very spiritual process,” Szymkowiak explained. “Music brings me to a place where I can be at peace.”
This track contains an exploration of sounds that transcend normality. It is five minutes of dream pop that draws you into its dreamy vocals and instruments – perfect for a late summer listening sesh.
Discussing the lyrics, Lukka shared, “the meaning of the title generally refers to all that we are and who we see is a reflection of the light. The song itself indicates that certain situations and circumstances we experience through the times causes us to change and reincarnate to different people. One can never know what kind of person they will be in 10 years from now as no one can really foresee the future.”
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 – her new album Something Human’s ten tracks “traverse heady psychedelia, nostalgic ’80s new wave, and experimental pop. Lukka’s singular throughlines are Franzi’s crystalline timbre, a disarmingly sunny pre-punk melodicism, and recurring lyrical themes exploring our role in the universe and the meaning in our lives.”
This single release is accompanied by a stop-motion lyric video.
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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