LA Based, Alternative Rock band SECRET SOCIAL CLUB has released the official music video for their debut single, “Gravity.” Directed by Bobby Witewolf and filmed at Foxhole Hollywood, “Gravity” features a progression of imagery from live action to lustrous comic book animation, becoming a sci-fi fantasy as the main character is thrust into a futuristic space odyssey, which is further depicted in their associated comic book.
SECRET SOCIAL CLUB is signed to Herø Records, with the Comic being written & produced by their sister company, Herø Projects. The story was written by Matthew Medney and Morgan Rosenblum and illustrated by Leo Colapietro with the production done by Voodoo Bownz.
We caught up with the band to ask a few questions and see how the band got started and what was new…check it out below.
1. Tell us a little bit about the band and how long you have been together for some of our readers that may not know about the band?
– I started the band back in late 2018 with our Guitarist, Andy Lutzka. We had just finished a metal project out in England that fizzled out once we got back to California. As random as it sounds, the reason this band exists is because my friend Sam Bettley (Bassist of Asking Alexandria) really pushed me to keep writing more alternative stuff rather than metal, which I’ve always loved, so I did. I’d send him voice memo after voice memo. All of a sudden, Andy and I had a few catchy demos and Sam introduced us to his band’s producer, Matt Good. When it came time to get a drummer I reached out to LP (Longineu Parsons III – Yellowcard) who I’d only met a few times, a couple years before prior. We sent LP some demos and a couple weeks later we were in AZ recording with Matt Good.
2. So, what is new with the band?..New Album out? New Videos?
– After playing a handful of shows on the east and west coast, we had to part ways with LP as he had to move back to Florida. Unfortunately, we just couldn’t make the distance work but we still talk everyday and wish him the best with his band, New Years Day. Since then, we’ve picked up Luc Frankel (Drummer, 22), signed a deal with Hero Records and released our video for our debut single “Gravity”. It’s been out for a few weeks now and it’s half live action, half comic animation. We had a ton of friends pull a ton of strings. Big thank you to Bobby Witewolf and his entire team that helped us.
3. If you didn’t become a musician, what would you be doing right now?
– I’ve always liked sports and I’m very competitive, but I was never big enough to really go pro in anything, but I probably would have KILLED it as one of those Knights from Medieval Times or something.
4. If you can have your fans remember you for one thing, what would that be?
– Music is a very powerful thing. It’s what connects me to a lot of my memories. I just hope our music is able to do that for some people.
5. On a scale of one to 2593, How good is your new single compared to your last single? (my attempt at humor, but please still answer)
– Haha. Well, since it’s our first single i’m gonna have to go with a HARD 2592. Gotta leave some room for growth or what’s the point right…
6. What do you feel is the best song you have released to date and why?
7. Do you think you can get any better as a musician/singer? And if so, How would you achieve that?
– Definitely. I had people tell me I sucked all the time. I did. Sometimes I still do. But as someone who grew up playing combat sports I knew the only way to get stronger and faster was to work on it everyday. Same thing goes with the voice. I think there’s a lot of professional singers that would look down on my skill level, but one thing I figured out early on was that a good voice is nothing without it’s own character. Once I found out how to use my character to “hide” my weakness, it eventually became my strength.
8. If you could give your fans one random fact about you that you think they should (or should “not” know) about you what would that be?
– I like sushi.
9. You’re a new addition to the crayon box. What color would you be and why?
– Not sure – Maybe like a Wade Blue?
10. Who are you inspired by?
– There’s a semi pro wrestler also named Wade Fitzgerald and the competition for search engine rankings between him and I are super intense right now.
11. What’s an average day like for you?
– For the last 2 weeks it’s been wake up at 6am, feed the cat, check my emails, go for a run, write for a few hours, eat, talk with my mom about who we think the Masked Singer is (if you haven’t seen that show, it’s addicting and awesome), then watch Star Wars with my wife until we fall asleep. Repeat. #livingthedream?
12. Please discuss how you interact with and respond to fans
– Andy and I always make sure we respond to any messages that come through. Being a new band it always means so much to see people reach out with support. For some reason, it seems like it’s hard for people to support something until it becomes mainstream, so to anyone that supports us right now by streaming our music or coming to our shows, you are the real ones. Thank you!
13. Have you ever dealt with performance anxiety?
– Yes. F*** anxiety.
14. Tell me about your favorite performance venues
– Last year we played at The Brooklyn Bowl on the Las Vegas Strip and it was so much fun. The venue holds about 2k people and has this giant bowling alley attached to the side. A lot of great bands play there and it’s definitely a cool venue to see a show.
15. What advice would you have for someone wanting to follow in your footsteps?
– Don’t force anyone to see or support your vision, find people that want to help you grow it and axe the rest.