Lucas Schreel is a musical jack-of-all-trades. As a classically trained guitarist, he has been at work in the free improvisation and contemporary jazz scene, playing in various ad hoc line-ups with Jozef Dumoulin, Teun Verbruggen, Mattias Decraene, etc., as well as in the more alternative rock scene with his band Kloothommel.
The past years, Schreel has been quietly working on a solo album. After all the improvisation and experimenting, he felt the urge and necessity to write ’simple songs’. Within the framework of conventional song structures, Schreel challenged himself to create an authentic identity. Because he had little affinity with song lyrics, he decided to invent his own language, inspired by Japanese. He aimed for a rather naive and childish gibberish, which gives the music a playful character. Ironically, every song started with a text and has therefore a message - but it is not intended for the listener.
The resulting record ‘We're Never Afraid of Getting Up Every Morning’ is a cinematic and expressive album in which Schreel succeeded to create a world of his own. All instruments were played by Schreel himself, except the drums were played by Casper Van Den Velde (SCHNTZL, Bombataz, etc.). It will be released on tape on October 2, 2020.