Interview: Luke Wood
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Hi Luke! Thank you for chatting with me today!
You are getting ready to release a new song! Will you tell us a bit about it?
Yes! of course. My newest release is called "Not Yet" It's my 4th release from Barron Studios in Homewood, AL. It's about my struggles with depression. It's about wanting to give up, acknowledging that, and choosing not to.
What was your creative process like for this song?
Therapeutic to say the least. During the pandemic I did a lot of free writing in my notebook, which is something I did a lot growing up for creative exercise and also as a form of therapy. I spend a lot of time in my own head, and If I'm honest that can be a scary place sometimes. Free writing has been a good way for me to declutter all the thoughts in my head. So really "Not Yet" is a by-product of me dealing with my own eternal struggle with depression.
What inspired you to become a musician?
Growing up I watched a lot of MTV and VH1, maybe a little too much! The older I got, the more I preferred music videos over cartoons and once I hit my early teen years and started going to live shows, that pretty much sealed my fate...
Do you have a song you wish you could have written?
Too many to count. I like most songs... They're a mystery. I think you can find something to appreciate in most of them. One of my favorite songs and one I wish I would've written is a song called "Faust, Midas and Myself" by Jon Foreman. I love everything about it.
Who would be a dream collaboration for you?
I'd love to work with Tom Morello. He's been a big influence for me musically. Since we're dreaming big, IT WOULD BE DOPE if Rick Rubin would produce the project also. I love collaboration in general. I'm hoping I get to do a lot more of that in the future.
What piece of advice or mantra do you like to carry with you?
Mathew 11:28- My yolk is easy and my burden is light.
I say this verse to myself when I feel stressed out. It's a good reminder for me to take it easy on myself and show myself a little grace.
Any upcoming projects we should be on the lookout for?
Yes, I'm going to be releasing one song a month for the next several months. The next project is a song called "Rusty Cage". It's about breaking free from social norms and unapologetically being yourself. "Rusty Cage" has more of a hip-hop feel to it musically speaking, I love the groove and the overall vibe of this one. It comes out on Friday 6/25.
Please let our readers know where to find you!
Please pre-save "Not Yet" follow the Distrokid link
You can also find me on the following platforms @lukewoodmusic.