Paul Luc Shares First Track From Forthcoming Album, “Slow Dancing”

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Unrequited love is rich fodder for songwriting. For Pittsburgh-born songwriter Paul Luc, it was fitting inspiration for “Slow Dancing,” the first song off his forthcoming album Bad Seed. The vulnerable mid-tempo folk rocker finds Luc opening his heart over crunchy guitars amid vocal harmonies from fellow songwriter Leah Blevins.

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“The Offspring’s ‘Self Esteem’ must’ve been in my subconscious from my days riding skateboards and listening to punk music when I was a kid,” Luc explains. “It’s the same plot line. My life’s been full of powerful women, whether family, professionally, or in this case someone I fell in love with. I was just occasional entertainment for her, but on my end I’d really fallen hard. As much as I wanted to cut ties, I couldn’t resist answering the phone or door anytime she’d come around. No self-esteem, I guess…”

Bad Seed is out February 9. Listen to “Slow Dancing” below.

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