Lost Element

Lost Element

 Houston, Texas, USA
BandRockAlternative

Picture Daniel Johns, Silverchair teams up with Matt Bellamy, Muse and you get LEs version of versatile duo Trevor and Omar. Now picture them writing songs with the diversity of Incubus and the hard rock sound of 3 Days Grace. Incorporating the piano and dual vocals to get a truly unique rock sound.

Biography

Four Houston high school sophomores formed Lost Element in 2002. They were inspired by the genius of Jimi Hendrix and the simplistic hard rock sound of Nirvana. It wasn’t long before they caught the eye of local production company Betts EMR who helped produce their debut album, “Somewhere in Between” in 2004. Shortly thereafter the band went on hiatus as members attended Universities in four different states.

Over the next six years, the members studied music and played in other bands. Eventually, they returned to Texas and reunited to play some shows in Austin. Unfortunately, ex-lead guitarist Matt Battle was struggling with addiction right around the same time the band was set to resume performing. During that time Lost Element drummer, Brian Barrett, solicited the talents of musician and vocalist Omar Lopez to play bass enabling lead singer, Trevor Luthy, to switch from bass to guitar so he could focus on his vocals.

In 2010, the newly formed band began playing shows in Houston and writing new music. Drawing influences from Muse and Silverchair, their song writing soared to another level. They incorporated more piano-laced riffs utilizing the musical prowess of their multitalented lead singer. Omar’s rasp and range of backup vocals lift the choruses to the pinnacle of their potential. Their writing culminated in the release of “Back Again”, a six song EP. The album's music ranges from an acoustic piano ballad drawn from the influences of addiction to a unique blend of guitar distortion and pristine vocals in the vein of Three Days Grace.

Lost Element takes great pride in their live performances. Guitarist Trace Sisson roams the stage with a passionate vigor. Feeding off his energy the dynamics of Trevor and Omar come to life. Sustained by the inventive rhythmic beating from Brian Barrett the band captures the audience with every note. Rod Ryan said, “great band, great songs... and can actually back it up live! [You] must see this band perform.” Lost Element plays every show with a completely live sound. Each and every note produced is pure Lost Element.

Lost Element recently Won best new band of the year at the 2011Texas Buzz Music Awards. The band is currently getting regular weekly radio play on Houston's 94.5 the Texas Buzz. Lost Element is also working on an untitled full-length album, a music video for their song “Fall Guy”, and upgrades to their website. Their calendar is booked through the end of the year with shows, ranging from charity events for the Children’s Music Foundation, to private parties for 94.5 The Buzz. They are constantly writing new songs and practicing with an unequaled hunger.

Lyrics

Back Again

Written By: Trevor Luthy/Brian Barrett


Back Again

Woh oh oh oh oh oh (Repeat)

(Verse 1)
The sun it falls again,
Fades away like an unwanted friend,
Well here we start again,
Taking over from the last days end,

We start to feel alive,
As we let our minds unwind,
Together once again,
Surrounded by all of our friends,
And now the fun begins,

(Chorus)
Cause now here we are,
It's good to be back again,
And we'll own the night,
And feel like we're young again,

Woh oh oh oh oh oh (Repeat)

(Verse 2)
The music's playing loud,
As the beat moves along with the crowd,
Well it's times like these,
When you know there's no place that you'd rather be,

Now we feel alive,
As we let our minds unwind,
Together once again,
Surrounded by all of our friends,
And now the fun begins,

(Chorus)
Cause now here we are,
It's good to be back again,
And we'll own the night,
And feel like we're young again,

(Repeat Chorus)

Cause now here we are ....feels like we're home,
Feels like we're young again,

The One

Written By: Matt Battle

The One

(Verse 1)
It's time that I go,
I can't let you in inside my head,
And maybe I'll see,
That I don't need you,
I don't need you,

(Pre Chorus)
But this is not how it's supposed to be,
There's some side of you that gets to me,
You'll never understand the extent of my love,
You'll always be the one that I'm thinking of,

(Chorus)
What makes you right, what makes me wrong,
I never could see, but now that you're gone,
I'm thinking you're right, and I was wrong,
You shut the door right in my face,
There's nothing more than I can say,
I'm thinking you're right, and I was wrong,

(Verse 2)
Now from time to time,
Your face still haunts my memory,
And when I close my eyes,
I dream that I see you,
Well I dream that I see you,

(Pre Chorus)
But this is not how it's supposed to be,
There's some side of you that gets to me,
You'll never understand the extent of my love,
You'll always be the one that I'm thinking of,

(Chorus)
What makes you right, what makes me wrong,
I never could see, but now that you're gone,
I'm thinking you're right, and I was wrong,
You shut the door right in my face,
There's nothing more than I can say,
I'm thinking you're right, and I was wrong,

(Repeat Chorus)

Oh oh oh oh oh oh,
Oh yeah yeah yeah,

Cause you were right, and I was wrong,

Fall Guy

Written By: Trevor Luthy

Fall Guy

(Verse 1)
There's something wrong with those directions that they gave to me,
I find it hard to realize where I'm supposed to be,
I can't remember the last time I’ve forgone sanity,
My mind relapsed around the mental clarity,

So what is there that I'm supposed to do for you?
I'm doing everything again,

(Pre Chorus)
Now they're creepin' around,
Not inconspicuous,
it's just a furrowed brow,
it's something serious,
How am I supposed to win this game?

(Chorus)
What are they trying to do to me?
I get the feeling I'm history,
I won't be going down easily,

I swear I will not let it end today,
I guess I should have seen it coming anyway,
It's just the nature of the beast,
They pinned it all on me,

(Verse 2)
There's something alien about this eerie ambiance.
I can't possess the urge to turn away and run,
So what is there for me to take upon myself?
Tonight I'll take my final stand,

(Pre Chorus)
Now they're creepin' around,
Not inconspicuous,
it's just a furrowed brow,
it's something serious,
Mama, I don't want to play this game,

(Chorus)
What are they trying to do to me?
I get the feeling I'm history,
I won't be going down easily,

I swear I will not let it end today,
I guess I should have seen it coming anyway,
It's just the nature of the beast,
They pinned it all on me,

(Repeat Chorus)

Starboard

Written By: Trevor Luthy

Starboard

(Verse 1)
What does it take to give a little to my purpose?
I'm trying to hold my breath,
Until I reach the surface,
The water chills my veins,
My lungs scream out for air,
Please someone pull me up,
And get me out of here,

What does it mean to have an overwhelming notion?
I am now an afterthought,
a mere memory of the ocean,
As I'm dragged back aboard my ship,
my senses start to focus,
A growing shadow underneath that murky surface,

(Pre Chorus)
I can sense it now,
There's something evil here,
I can't quite place it,
But I can feel its presence near,

(Chorus)
I say we go,
And damn the twilight,
Raise the sail,
Reel the anchor,
And head for moonlight,
I didn't ask to be your captain,
All I wanted,
Was for this voyage to happen,

(Pre Chorus)
The steady sails cut through the ocean like a champion,
Yet looming closer still,
Our curious companion,
The stories say a massive shadow will appear,
And then goodnight, the end, it's over,
So we're getting out of here.

(Pre Chorus)
I can sense it now,
There's something evil here,
I can't quite place it,
But I can feel its presence near,

(Chorus)
I say we go,
And damn the twilight,
Raise the sail,
Reel the anchor,
And head for moonlight,
I didn't ask to be your captain,
All I wanted,
Was for this voyage to happen,

(Repeat Chorus)

Running Blind

Written By: Trevor Luthy

Running Blind

(Verse 1)
It's hard for me to say,
In a narrow kind of way,
Sometimes I've got to fight,
It just won't be tonight,

(Pre Chorus)
I know it's overrated,
I see your smiles have faded,
You don't, don't believe in anything,

(Chorus)
No and it's all because of you,
You know the shit you put me through,
You know I'm sick and tired of you,
When I'm deep inside of you,

I know you're messing with my mind,
And stepping on what's mine,
Now you hit me from behind,
And now I'm running blind,

(Verse 2)
I'm sick of waiting 'round,
Now I'm beat and broken down,
There's a time and place for this,
Until then cease and desist,

(Pre Chorus)
I know it's overrated,
I see your smiles have faded,
You don't, don't believe in anything,

(Chorus)
No and it's all because of you,
You know the shit you put me through,
You know I'm sick and tired of you,
When I'm deep inside of you,

I know you're messing with my mind,
And stepping on what's mine,
Now you hit me from behind,
And now I'm running blind,

Medicate

Written By: Brian Barrett

Medicate

(Verse 1)
I don't want to try this time,
To change their minds,
It's not their time to tell us why,

Well I always get back up,
Every time I'm on the ground,
And there's no one on our side,

(Pre Chorus)
But I don't mind,
And I feel fine,

(Verse 2)
Well they try to complicate,
They try to medicate me,
Because they found no solution to ease my pain,

Well I'm bruised and worn,
I walk straight through the door,
Sinning and bleeding,
And I fell straight in line,

(Pre Chorus)
But I don't mind,
And I don’t mind,

(Chorus)
Well, I don't want to try this time,
It's all because I'm feeling fine,
And I don't mind,

(Interlude)
I don't want to live my life in the midst of your eyes,
It's not fair to compromise,
Why is it such a crime?

(Verse 3)
Well I'm against all odds,
Just tryin' to hold on,
It's never too late,
Because I know who I am,
I'm an outcast, who lives fast,
Just tryin' to have fun, just tryin' to hold on,
Just tryin' to hold on

(Pre Chorus)
But I don't mind,
And I feel fine,
(Chorus)
Well, I don't want to try this time,
It's all because I'm feeling fine,
And I don't mind,

(Repeat Chorus)

Discography

Back Again, EP
Released: March 14th, 2011
http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/back-again-ep/id448623532

Somwhere in Between
Released: May 2nd, 2004
http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/somewhere-in-between/id58664775

Set List

Almost Insane
Running Blind
Starboard
The One
Medicate
My Only Enemy is Me
So Much More
Taste of Poison
Back Again
Fall Guy