Jan. 21 — Independent hard rock band Lydia Can’t Breathe debuted its latest single and video this week.
The band premiered its new single, ‘Sick Now‘ and its companion video Friday. The single’s arrangement is a heavy, melodic hard rock style composition. The contrast of the heavier verses and the more melodic choruses make for a rich, immersive work.
The song’s lyrical theme tackles the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, said front man Kyle Bolduc.
“I wrote these lyrics while quarantined during the first wave of Covid,” he said. “It’s a true reflection of how I was feeling at the time, and what we were all going through. All I was thinking about was how I wanted to do shows and get back in the studio. We couldn’t even practice together because we were all getting sick and s*** was changing life as we knew it.”
Added Bolduc, “I was actually sick when I wrote the song. That day I decided to smoke a bowl and wrote some lyrics about how we are sick now and the feelings I had about that. Looking back now at that time, I didn’t realize how relevant the song would end up being and the significance of the concept. We ended up liking the idea so much we decided to make it our next single with a music video.”
The video for ‘Sick Now’ features Bolduc playing the contrasting roles of a COVID patient and a politician, showing everything that has gone on throughout the course of the pandemic. Meanwhile, the band is shown performing its new single as the song plays over the overall visualization.
In other news, Lydia Can’t Breathe has announced a new tour schedule. The tour is scheduled to launch March 24 in Chesapeake, VA and to run through April 10 in Charleston, WV. It also features performances scheduled in cities, such as Akron, OH; Buffalo, NY and Indianapolis, IN. The tour’s schedule is noted below.
Lydia Can’t Breathe Dates:
Thursday, 3/24 Chesapeake, VA @Riffhouse Pub
Friday, 3/25 Whitehall, PA @Club Carrigans
Saturday, 3/26 Mechanicsburg, PA @JB Lovedrafts
Sunday, 3/27 Berlin, MD w/COTW @Globe Gastro Theatre
Wednesday, 3/30 Buffalo, NY w/COTW @Mohawk Palace
Thursday, 3/31 Akron, OH w/COTW @The Vortex
Friday, 4/1 Portage, IN w/COTW @Decibels at On the Roxx
Saturday, 4/2 DeForest, WI w/COTW @DynaVap
Sunday, 4/3 Sturtevant, WI w/COTW @Route 20
Tuesday, 4/5 Devenport, IA @Village Theatre
Wednesday, 4/6 Lombard, IL w/COTW @Brauer House
Thursday, 4/7 Indianapolis, IN w/COTW @Black Circle
Friday, 4/8 Parkersburg, WV w/COTW @The Dils Center
Saturday, 4/9 Martinsburg, WV w/COTW @Bad Habits Bar & Grill
Sunday, 4/10 Charleston, WV w/COTW @Rock City Cake Company
Lydia Can’t Breathe most recently toured alongside Sevendust and Tremonti in September. That band had a handful of solo shows along the way
More information on Lydia Can’t Breathe’s new single, video, and upcoming live dates is available along with all of the band’s latest news at: