At the start of 2020, everything was looking up for Boston-based Hard Rock band Lurid Purple Flowers, but as life shut down all across the United States and plans were put on hold, they focused their energy on creating an electric light show with all new heavier material.
Their latest single ‘Darkness’ combines their heavy funk-rock influences into a blistering track with solos from frontwoman CA Newcomb and guitarist Ben Caito, Carol Troye, and Jack Speller trade duty on bass, and Boston native John Keyes locks down the band heavy grooves.
Darkness embodies the theme of giving everything and receiving nothing in return. The Brutal reality of devoting yourself and getting spit on, and the exhaustion of trying to be good enough for someone who is hurting you The chorus is meant to defiantly lash out, but at the same time please ‘Darkness please don’t take me. During the course of our recording sessions at Leesta Vall Studios in Brooklyn, as well as our live shows in the summer of 2021 we gradually increased the tempo and intensity of the track until it truly embodies these intense feelings. For me, the song defines Lurid Purple Flowers as a band. It has taken us through 2 years and a lot of hurts both personally and professionally.
Frontwoman and guitarist CA Newcomb
Their sound has been described as Zeppelins take on Funkadelic with Newcomb’s raspy lead vocals lending a characteristic flair to the originals and covers of acts such as Royal Blood.
“Lurid” means vivid and harsh in colour and is a perfect description for the band in both sound and personality, After a full year on the scene it’s clear this band is playing for its own survival.
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Written by: Tara