The Luka State New Single and Video “Rain” Rocks!

The Luka State New Single and Video “Rain” Rocks!

The first thing you notice about Conrad Ellis, Sam Bell and Jess Whitmore is how photogenic they are; in a 60’s kinda way. Still shots, GIF’s and in video, the Cheshire (UK) trio who make up the indie rock group, The Luka State, embody those bygone days of British rock ‘n roll. The fact that bassist Sam Bell was chosen to play the teen version of Beatles member George Harrison, in the 2009 John Lennon biopic Nowhere Boy, drives the point even more. The hair, clothes, the way each member maneuvers his instrument and the energy frontman Ellis takes to his mic, is attractive in its own right. But looks and friendships with celebrities will only get you so far; The Luka State are also showing they have the music to back it all up. Their new single “Rain”, is proof in sound.

The Luka State Rain Official Video

The inspiration for “Rain” came to lead singer Condrad Ellis, while walking home one evening in the pouring rain, after finding out about a family tragedy. Written in just one night, the raspy voiced frontman sings, “I close my eyes / And see you standing there / You lost your mind / Oh, well music gets me through / I don’t feel lonely / I just want to escape…does it feel alright / when you’re left out in the rain”. Thumping percussion and bass join to create an emotive chorus and energy, that is twice as tangible when heard while viewing the accompanying video.

rain video still Thomas Brodie-Sangster

Directed by Yurena A De Dios and featuring a cameo from friend and actor Thomas Brodie-Sangster (Game of Thrones, Love Actually), the video deals with issues of social isolation, depression and suicide. Fans of the band will recognize, (if they pay attention to detail), that actor Brodie-Sangster is continuing his character from the groups previous video in which he starred called, “30 Minute Break”. The main character walks past the actor arguing with the same girl, to create a sort of continuing, overlapping world.

The Luka State’s single “Rain” is available for digital release via Project Records on July 7th, 2014. You can pre-order it –> HERE. It’s a great video/song combination to end the week with, our Song of The Day for June 6th – “Rain”.

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