For almost two decades, Luke Messimer has been writing and recording music that spans multiple genres. Wearing various hats in the artistic style he approaches, he makes music deemed epic and anthemic by his growing fan base.
Being featured in multiple television shows including Emmy-nominated sitcom NEW GIRL as well as several independent films throughout the years, there’s no sign of letting up from the skill set of Luke Messimer.
The raw and gritty essence of his latest single “Loose,” takes on an upbeat swing as Luke Messimer welcomes his audience to a nostalgic wave of musicality. Through the repetition that’s instilled into the memorable guitar riffs and percussion scheme, we pick up on a familiarity that tours us through a modern replication of timeless rock hits.
Adding a dash of Pop into the amplified soundscape at hand, the way that Luke Messimer approaches the vocalization of this song represents the pure charisma that drips from his inimitable persona. “Loose” has us feeling the motions of this groove-infused tune in a way that pulls us into the resonance first-hand.
With smoldering timbres that pour out a passion-fueled offering from within, Luke Messimer’s lyrical motifs cry out a narrative that tiptoes on the lines of the ebb and flows within relationships. ‘Any old time that I get loose, I feel like it’s time to call it a truce,’ is a prime example of the intricately crafted songwriting that lets us into this protruding display of push and pull as the battle heard in “Loose” is one that many can relate to personally.
Fixated on his ability to have us fully engaged with what he showcases, Luke Messimer reigns supreme at creating sonic atmospheres that we’re eager to dive into.
Congratulations on the release of your latest single “Loose.” We love how your sound encompasses the soul that classic rock music portrays. Wearing many hats in the style you bring forth, was “Loose” always intended to take this sonic route?
I never really intend for any of my songs to take any specific route. They build themselves and find their own path and trajectory. Not sure where "Loose" came from, but it took a hold of me and I didn't have much choice in the matter.
In your own words, what significance does the song hold to you? Is the meaning of “Loose” the same to you as you’d like for your audience to interpret it? Much like the composition of the song, the lyrics were basically stream-of-thought. What's most interesting to me is that this song was written over 2 years ago and only now am I actually understand what the meaning is! Music is weird like that. My interpretation of it is that the character in the song is dealing with a breakdown of mental awareness between fact and fiction in his own life. Is he happy with the split views that he has on the world and his relationship? Do all people feel this way? Is lying only a lie if it's not the reality the person you are lying to currently resides in? A lot of weird questions in this song... Could you please shine a light on what the creative process looked like when bringing this vision to life? Some songs take months. Some don't. "Loose" is definitely the latter. It was written, recorded, and mixed in about 5 hours one day in my spare bedroom. I woke up that morning with energy. I don't mean "divine" energy. I mean I woke up with aggressive energy. Shakey. Lots of anxiety. I sat down in my little home studio and 5 hours later that anxious feeling was gone. I guess I just had to let Loose. What’s your main mission as an artist? Do you find that you reflect this in your music? I think it changes over time. When I was younger, like most musicians at that age, my mission was to look cool and get girls. Not sure if it succeeded in either of those areas. These days, I'm not sure if I have a mission. Or at least I'm not sure if it's an outward one. All I know is that if a day goes by where I don't at least strum a few chords on my guitar, I'm not going to be in my right mind. So maybe that's it. Maybe my mission is simply an introspective thing. A mental health thing. I can't be the best version of myself if I don't embrace it.