Sudbury-based rockers Lucky Losers take no prisoners with their incendiary new single, Need, launched on Oct. 28. Drawing inspiration from 90’s bands together with Soundgarden and Alice In Chains, Need seizes upon the identical spirit of angst and alienation whereas infusing irrefutable melodies with a contemporary edge.
The band credit Finger Eleven drummer Steve Molella, who produced the observe, because the magic ingredient that introduced the music to life. “[Vocalist-guitarist] Devon [Cox] had provide you with the primary guitar riff, and we constructed the music from there, however it was simply missing one thing till Steve entered the image,” says guitarist Brad Giffen. “He heard the music and knew precisely what we have been seeking to get throughout. He tapped proper into the mindset we had after we have been writing the music. I wish to suppose he helped convey plenty of angle to the ultimate product.”
Devon additionally notes that the expertise of working with Molella was the perfect producer expertise the group has needed to date and that he actually helped convey out the perfect within the band, whose sound is basically outlined by the commercial, blue-collar grittiness of its hometown.
“Steve has labored with a bunch of bands over the course of his profession and introduced plenty of expertise to the desk. Proper from the get-go, he instructed us he wasn’t serious about utterly overhauling the music, he simply wished to assist us knock it out of the park.”
Pushed by a menacing guitar riff and backed by the punishing rhythm part of bassist Brent Boileau and drummer Kyle Poulin, Need shortly soars with Cox’s standout vocals and heavy lyrics that dig for the listener’s feelings.
The video for the observe matches the music’s darkish undertones. Set at an deserted drive-in, the clip, full with an unanticipated downpour of rain, magnificently captures the visceral vitality discovered within the music.
“The climate may’ve been higher for positive,” Devon laughs, “however it additionally completely suited the emotion behind it.”
“Need” is the follow-up single to the group’s 2020 EP Tidal Waves. The previous few years have seen the group supporting the likes of Billy Expertise, Buckcherry, Huge Wreck, and the Trews, amongst others.
Take a look at our interview with Lucky Losers right here.