As the daughter of Christian Missionaries, Luca Chesney had an eclectic childhood, where she was raised in Haiti and the Dominican Republic. As an adolescent, she further expanded her cultural horizons by traveling the world, before settling in New York City, where she launched her music career and her new life. Her dreamy self-titled EP released last year, beautifully captured her interest in exploring herself and the start of her documenting her experiences through her musical output. These themes are increasingly explored in the first single off her upcoming album Mother Electric, entitled “Revolver”.
The track deals with the themes of the self and the human experience, including individuation, the interior journey, and the life and death cycle. The track is one piece of a broader experimental, conceptual work, and as its title suggests, magnificently captures the life and death cycle through metaphors, including that of pulling a trigger on the past. The dark theme of the track is playfully captured with synths and melodic lyrics. “Revolver” is a very personal song, which makes the listener feel privileged to get a glimpse into Chesney’s interior monologue. She has undergone significant musical evolution since her last release, and in this track, Chesney pulls a trigger on her past and is reborn in this album.
Her musical evolution mimics her personal evolution and culturally-rich journey that has led her to the present time. By analyzing the lyrical content of “Revolver”, we are left wanting more and trying to understand how this piece fits into the broader spectrum that is the album. The song is open-ended and while deeply personal can be interpreted in ways to fit the listener’s own individual life journey. You can follow Luca on Instagram to keep up with her new releases and powerful self-evolution.