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Surrender to the Colorful Abyss of Lukka’s Music Video for “Wisdom of the Sun”

New York City based psychedelic rocker, Franzi Symkowiak (also known as Lukka), is teasing the release of her upcoming album Something Human with the leading single “Wisdom of the Sun”. A song she describes as a “yin-yang ode to finding positivity in the darkest of situations”.

The release is accompanied by a trippy music video saturated with neon duo tones with high contrast shots of Symokwiak dancing and floating through a colorful void with her guitar. At times, her body becomes distorted to the point that she transmogrifies into an entity of constantly changing shapes. As she gazes directly to the camera, we get to stare her point blank in the face as she sings, “Everything in life doesn’t look like as it seems to be”

Reflecting about the inspiration of the song, she writes, “People want to listen to fortune tellers and horoscopes, but these never tell you the future. Because we are our own creators. God is rushing through your fingers. It means we are the ones who make the decisions and create our own lives”.

As the expansive synthesizers continually stretch the limits and shape of Lukka’s sound into the cosmos, these existential thoughts become all-encompassing, but never in a way that feels threatening. There’s a care that shines through each note as these cosmic thoughts become a vibrating pool of music that allows you to float in this colorful abyss, moving closer to the ever-elusive light of understanding.

“Wisdom of the Sun” is available on major streaming platforms like Spotify and Apple Music. The accompanying music video is also available on YouTube.

Charlie Maybee

Charlie Maybee is a dancer, musician, educator, and writer based in Charleston, South Carolina who currently teaches with the Dance Program at the College of Charleston. His primary work as an artist is with his performing collective, Polymath Performance Project, through which he makes interdisciplinary performance art that centers tap dance as the primary medium of expression and research. He also currently plays rhythm guitar for the Charleston-based punk band, Anergy, and releases music as a solo artist under the name Nox Eterna.

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