Songwriter and producer Luke Dick is set to release his new eight-track album, Lockeland, on March 15 via Virgin Music.
The project is filled with rich snapshots of Dick’s colorful life and journey as an artist, storyteller and human being. The album-opener “Shirt Off My Back,” co-written with Chris DuBois, weaves elements of Dick’s life into a reminder to find contentment even if life doesn’t go according to plan. “Shirt Off My Back” sets the stage for several songs on Lockeland, co-produced by Dick and Jason Lehning, that ruminate on the haphazard nature of how life, love and luck play out.
“The Feather” ruminates on the uncertainty of a new relationship, while “Carrot” funkily surfs life’s highs and lows with an even temperament. “Some Things Happen” is a less lighthearted, more introspective take on the same topic.
“I don’t want to call anything in my life a failure, and I hope that’s not rationalization, but these relational doors or creative doors shut and other ones open. Trying to see transitions as positive movement in life and trying to make transitions be positive movement for growth and happiness, that is what ‘Some Things Happen,’ to me, represents,” Dick says. “It’s easy to feel the end of something as being a failure, but if you’re evaluating it and evaluating yourself and being intentional about the end of something as being an opening for something that’s more authentic to you, this is just a process of life and a process of being human.”
“True Companion” finds Dick marveling at the incredibility of finding the person you’re meant to walk through life with. Dick, Miranda Lambert and Natalie Hemby wrote “True Companion” during sessions for Lambert’s Palomino album.
A self-described Swiss Army knife, Dick sings and plays almost every instrument on Lockeland, including electric guitar, acoustic guitar, bass, pedal steel, percussion, keyboards, drum programming, mandolin and banjo.
As a songwriter Dick regularly works with Dierks Bentley, Eric Church and Jackson Dean, and has had cuts by Brothers Osborne, Kacey Musgraves, Kip Moore and more. He’s been nominated for Academy of Country Music, Country Music Association and Grammy awards for his work, and songs written or co-written by Dick amassed 265.2 million streams on Spotify in 2023.
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