Chicago-born, Mexico City-based singer/songwriter, Luke MacRoberts is preparing to release an EP titled, Leftovers. Surviving the Golden Age is excited to premiere the latest single from the album called “Take Me For A Ride.”
MacRoberts crafts a moody indie tune on “Take Me For a Ride” mainly with ukulele, an instrument usually reserved for Israel Kamakawiwo’ole’s “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” or Train’s wretched “Hey, Soul Sister.” It is MacRoberts’ deep baritone, reminiscent of Nick Cave, that gives the track its perceived edge while an explosion of horns around the 90 second mark gives you the chamber pop feel of indie stalwarts like Neutral Milk Hotel or Arcade Fire.
Musically, the song feels melancholic but there is a certain amount of hope in the lyrics. Recorded at the end of lockdown, MacRoberts said “quarantine really put a lot into perspective for me, so when I wrote ‘Take Me for a Ride,’ I was trying express musically how lucky and grateful I am to have love in my life.” That sense of gratitude comes through loud and clear on this beautiful single.