Lucas Thijs – “Never Had It Anyway”


“Never Had It Anyway” marks the sixth release from Lucas Thijs, an artist from the Netherlands with a crisply resonating rock-forward sound. There are a slew of notable moments throughout. Initial verses feature a climactic bass-heavy pull and suave vocals, with flashes of guitar emerging around the one-minute mark alongside the riveting “I could be going home,” lead-in. The vocals show a confident yet emotive enthrallment throughout this section, playing great alongside the bursting guitars, and eerie key/synth lingering around 01:30. The second half expands the backing textural involvement, with twangier guitars and bustling rhythms. “Never Had It Anyway” is a powerful success from Lucas Thijs.

Thijs says the following about the track:

“?It’s a song about being so close to getting something/someone you desire, but you get scared because things don’t go the way you would like them to go. So you find comfort/ a solution in telling yourself that ‘you could go back home, back to not having it anyway’. I was fine, so why won’t I be fine going back to how things were before?”

“Never Had It Anyway” was recorded in Amsterdam Recording Company by Igor Wouters, and mastered by Sterling Sound.

“Never Had It Anyway” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of April 2020’ Spotify playlist.

The track is also featured in the genre-based, best-of Spotify compilation Emerging Indie Rock.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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