Lume have shared the second offering from their label debut Wrung Out with “Unending”.
When the band set out to write Wrung Out, they initially were inspired by the weight of societal pressures, but after the consecutive deaths of three friends, due to drug abuse and suicide, the writing process became a means of memoriam, catharsis and a sounding board for unanswered questions. While most of the songs on the record revolve around loss in some way, shape or form, “Unending” is one of the only songs on the record that’s specifically written from the point of view of one of the close friends that passed away. Dan Butler (vocals/guitar) on “Unending”:
“We lost three good friends in really quick succession to suicide and drug overdose in the fall of 2016. Most of the songs on “Wrung Out” deal with how we felt about it and coped with it, but “Unending” specifically is written more from their perspective. The idea of mentally/physically not being able to feel anything, hear what anyone has to say, or see the worth of your own life (or other’s presence in your own life) and feeling guilty that those incapabilities have led to not being able to be there for the people you care about.”