Chicago trio Lume have announced their debut album, Wrung Out, will be released April 20th via Equal Vision Records / Graphic Nature. The band have also premiered their new track and accompanying video with “Keep Me Under”.
While the underlying meaning behind the video for “Keep Me Under” is finding beauty in the blandness of ordinary life, it chooses texture over narrative stylistically – leaving the viewer to interpret their own story. The track sets the tone for the record, finding the band attempting to get past being overrun by routine as a means to find happiness. Wrung Out is largely centered around a string of personal tragedies the band endured around the time they began work on the record. Wrung Out would become a memoriam to lost friends and a method of catharsis for the band as they went through the stages of grief.
Dan Butler (vocals/guitar) on “Keep Me Under”:
‘Keep Me Under’ was one of the first few songs we wrote for Wrung Out. Musically, we wanted to explore a more groove-based sound and not be afraid of leaving a little more empty space than we normally would. Lyrically, the song centers around the idea that being a pessimist does nothing but decrease your quality of life, yet sometimes we hold onto these negative feelings and outlooks because they feel good in the moment. I find myself doing that all the time, so this song in a way became a mantra to not do that.
Dan Butler on signing to Equal Vision Records:
“Working with Equal Vision was a somewhat unexpected move for us, but in a way seems super fitting. We grew up on EVR alumni bands like Bear vs Shark, This Day Forward, Circa Survive and Portugal. The Man, so taking the next step in our career with Equal Vision kind of brings things full-circle.”
“Keep Me Under” is from Lume’s sophomore album Wrung Out, in stores and online now: http://lume.lnk.to/wrungout Follow Lume: https://facebook.com/lumeband https://twitter.com/lume_band https://instagram.com/lumeband Follow Equal Vision: http://facebook.com/equalvision http://twitter.com/equalvision http://instagram.com/equalvision Directed & Captured by Shan Khan, Tom Conway & Matt Tyrpin Edited & Colored by Austin Peters Lyrics: A bitter mind won’t keep