Feelin Flush: Musically Turning Up The Heat, Southern Style
Sometimes, you just need a little help from fate.
If not for his family moving from Indiana to South Carolina, chances are Lucas Hack would never have met Chuck Taylor. But destiny played her hand, and the band they formed, Feelin Flush has just released their first album.
Born of Southern and Classic Rock, Blues and American Roots, the new release by Feelin Flush features flawless guitar work, crisp vocals, imaginative lyrics and sweet melodies.
Since they began playing together in 2010, Hack and Taylor have worked toward getting their music heard beyond their geographic area. That part of their dream was realized last week, when their self-titled debut album was released.
A few days after the album went live, lead vocalist Lucas Hack spoke with me about the past, the present and the future.
Kat’s Theory (KT) Lucas, How did an Indiana boy end up in a band in South Carolina?
Lucas Hack (LH): When I was in high school, my parents… they’re boat people and when you live in Indiana, there’s not a whole lot of water. So they wanted to head south and enjoy the ocean. I finished out school there (Indiana) and took one last winter, and said you know what, I want to go down south where the weather’s warm and where there are beaches and mountains.
KT: How did you and Chuck meet?
LH: It’s kind of funny cause me and Chuck used to run around years ago and the thing was, we both played guitar and never once thought of hanging out and jammin’ or anything. We just hung out with friends and one day it was just one of those things where it lined up, and we said “hey you want to get the guitars?” We had so much fun, it just kind of evolved into what we have now.
KT: The name Feelin Flush is also the name of one of the songs on the album. Tell me how the name came about?
LH: That’s actually an interesting process coming up with the band name and when you’re writing music. The song “Feelin Flush” is actually about calling in sick from work and going fishing. It reminded me back when I was younger, when you tried to fake sick when you were going to school, and you tried to get your face all hot and say “hey Mom you know I’m not feeling well.” And my Mom would always come over and say “well you are feelin kinda flushed.” So when we really sat and talked about it, that kind of embodied us because feelin flush is just a physical feeling brought on by emotion. And that’s kind of what we want to do in our music. And it’s got a southern ring to it, and we’ve got a little bit of southern in our music.