Figure It Out
28 May 2021
Award-winning intellectual alternative rock artist Sluka (named Best Local Band in the San Diego Reader’s Best-Of 2020 Poll) have returned with the epic new single and music video “Figure It Out”. This adventurous song finds the band accompanied by a live orchestra and produced by Grammy Award winner Alan Sanderson. “Figure It Out” is the title track and lead single from Sluka’s upcoming album “Figure It Out”, due October 1,2021.
Location: San Diego, California, USA
RIYL: David Bowie, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Depeche Mode, Peter Gabriel, A Perfect Circle
Produced and Engineered by Alan Sanderson at Pacific Beat Recording Studio in San Diego Anna Eppink – Bass
Michael Bedard – Drums
Nico Hueso – Violin & Viola
Erdis Maxhelaku – Cello
Brad Steinwehe – Trumpet
Jordan Morita – Trombone
Jesse Audelo – Orchestral Arrangements
Christopher Sluka – Keyboards, Guitar, Vocals, Composer, Videography
Sluka- led by Christopher Sluka – singer, songwriter, musician, and performer – has recorded eleven studio albums and has a fan base that spans across continents.
Born near Seattle, Christopher enjoyed a multinational upbringing as he was raised all around the world, with his family never spending more than a couple of years in any one location – a life experience that is evident in his cosmopolitan musical compositions.
At the start of his career, performing on the New York Club scene, Christopher found himself in the same melting pot with artists such as Tears For Fears, INXS, Talk Talk and Simple Minds. But after recording a single in Los Angeles (with Cat Gray who worked extensively with Prince), he found an appreciative audience in Japan, where he went on to release a further two albums. His body of work includes the critically acclaimed Emotional Battlefield, Fear of Ordinary Life, A Matter of Perception, Solo Flight and, more recently, Introversions.
Over the years, Christopher’s visionary style has developed and matured – always remaining enigmatic, yet keeping a focus on creative songwriting, while cultivating an international reputation for his enthralling “live” performances.
That stagecraft has allowed Christopher to map a career where he has been able to sell-out venues for his concert performances, often using those enthusiastic audiences to mark the release of his records. And critical demand has also resulted in Christopher enjoying numerous television appearances, memorable radio interviews and excellent press reviews, wherever he has travelled and performed. He has gained immeasurable experience from his passion for performing “live,” to which he credits the strength of his powerful yet sensitive voice, as well as inspiration for his songwriting. Of course, Christopher hasn’t achieved this success all by himself; he has been fortunate to work with some of the most talented musicians in the business, many of whom have become lifelong friends. And although he has been gifted enough to be compared to icons such as David Bowie and The Beatles, he has also been compared to more contemporary artists such as Coldplay, Radiohead, The Killers, and even the ethereal Sigur Ros.
In addition to his uniquely accessible music, Christopher is also a globally renowned visual artist and his surrealistic oil paintings have graced wall space in galleries from New York to San Diego, and Tokyo to Milan. Away from the arts, Christopher is an avid distance runner. And when he doesn’t have his feet on terra firma, Christopher is an accomplished aircraft pilot (Jet type-rated) and owns a flight school in San Diego.