Luke Tuchscherer, the Bedfordian Clubhouse Records artist based in New York City, has collaborated with his friends to release a demo of a new song called Living Through History.
With Luke, ex-Whybird bandmate David Banks and Clubhouse’s Tristan and Danny Tipping all recording from their homes during lockdown, the song tackles not only the current coronavirus situation but issues including climate change, wealth disparity and animal exploitation.
Banks, who also mixed and mastered the track in his own studio, delivers a blistering guitar solo that recalls some of Neil Young’s ragged glory, very much in keeping with the song itself.
This video, edited by Phil Perry, further illustrates the wider themes of the song. You can watch the video below.
Tuchscherer said: “It’s a song about owning our current problems. It’s not only about the coronavirus situation, but that was obviously the main inspiration. Some people may not want to admit it, but the way we treat animals is not only responsible for this pandemic, but for others too — including swine flu, bird flu, SARS, Spanish Flu and many others. In fact, 75% of new diseases are zoonotic.
"I see all these things on the internet about how this crisis might help us change. Well, let’s not just talk about it, let’s do it. We have to start with what we put on our plates. We need to think about our votes, and whether that vote might be helping or hindering our frontline workers. We need to think about our fellow humans, and all the other creatures we share this planet with, and put them ahead of money.
“We are living through history, and we’re all feeling the weight of the page at the moment. Let’s be on the right side of that history and do what we can to stop this happening again.”
The song will be available on Luke’s Bandcamp from 11th May until 1st June on a pay-what-you-want basis, and all proceeds will be split equally between Shelter, Surge Activism and Farms to Food Banks.
Words & Music - Luke Tuchscherer
Mixed & Mastered - Dave Banks
Video Editor - Phil Perry
Luke Tuchscherer - Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Dave Banks - Lead Guitar, Keyboards, Backing Vocals, Programming
Danny Tipping - 12-String Electric Guitar
Tristan Tipping - Bass Guitar
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