Breaking out from your band to try solo artistry is one thing. Offering up new music aside from the prowess and power that The Black Angels offers up is something else. While Alex Maas is a force within the band, his new solo album Luca should prove he’s his own force. While the album won’t be released until December, his lead single “Been Struggling” shows a different side while still staying within what he’s known for.
The song opens in a gentle way before the vocals come in like they’re coming from down a hallway. The psych touches are present here but not overwhelming. The song has a soft side but still graces on the psych side, offering a depth that’s reserved for heavier music. The end result is a song that you can fall for without going too deep into the rabbit hole.
The song can be heard above or on all streaming platforms. Luca can be preordered directly from Innovative Leisure before its December 04 release date.
Image Credits: Photo by Barbara FG.