Ethan Luck has to considered a most extraordinary musician. He’s been a past member of a huge number of bands including: The Dingees, Demon Hunter, Relient K, Pax217, Project 86, and The O.C. Supertones.
Luck released his second solo effort, Hard Seas, this past April. His solo recording shows yet another side of his musicianship as Luck adopts a strong country/hillbilly styling.
Luck had this to say about Hard Seas:
The EP is called ‘Hard Seas’ and the songs are closer to me than anything I have written, to date. To get straight to the point…Not many people know this about me, but I deal with Anxiety. That’s what these songs are about. What I go through, how it makes me feel, how it makes me think and how it translates to my personal life. Sometimes it’s hard, sometimes it’s easy. These 5 songs are stemmed from so many feelings, while dealing with Anxiety. Love, fear, anger, frustration, pain…etc.
In the last year, for reasons I don’t need to get into, my anxiety went to places I thought I would never see or deal with. While trying to figure out ways to deal with it, I would write songs about it. That was a very therapeutic and painful process, but I needed it. There were times I would face it and other times I would feel like giving up and not moving forward. Thankfully, I am married to an incredible girl who has a gift for pulling me back into feeling human again. I know there are going to be days ahead that will be hard and days that will be easy. I want to continue to keep moving forward and take each day as it comes. I know people have it way worse than me and some have it easier. Either way, it’s sucks.
If you deal with what I do, on whatever level…I hope you find something in your life that pushes you through the day. I hope you have people in your life that will help you through that day. I hope you find a passion that overshadows the anxiety. It seems impossible, but it’s not and it’s worth finding. God bless you.
Both Hard Seas and his earlier release, Wounds & Fears, are available from bandcamp as a free download.