Lucas & The Woods Takes Us Into A Dystopian World In Their Video “Victoria”

Dystopian R&B/synthpop.

Photo: Lucas & The Woods

Argentinian R&B/pop trio, Lucas & The Woods, is back with a new music video “Victoria” where they take us into a dystopian, noir world. Taking influences of late 80s sci-fi cinematography, “Victoria” portrays a village where its inhabitants are under the oppressive control of paranormal forces. Displaying a vampire-esque look, Lucas & The Woods displays a bigger sound graced with small embellishments that let “Victoria” evolve in unexpected directions – the 90s guitar chords, skeetered beats, and piling samples yield a vivid expansiveness that is uncannily gratifying. Watch below:

“‘Victoria’ is a song that has a harder beat and is more guitar-centric than the rest of the record,” shared the band. “The lyrics were originally influenced by the Syrian war and its victims (“Where do the decision-makers hide / Far afar, in walls, of cowards, of thieves”), but eventually evolved to be a call for searching the truth within us and making a paradigm shift, so we can start opening our minds and accepting that things are not the way we always believed them to be.”

After releasing their music video “No Es Amor” back in January 2016, Lucas & The Woods have been making waves in the R&B scene for their retro-outré sound. Their self-titled debut EP, which was released back in August 2016, topped #1 in the Alternative Charts of Argentina’s iTunes. As of now, the trio is working on new music with the producer Nico Cotton and will be sharing a new record at the end of October. They also have a show date coming up:

10/28 – La Tangente (Buenos Aires, Argentina)