Midwest alternative rock quintet Makena are premiering a music video via Dreambound for their brand-new single ‘Finer Highs’, released under Famined Records.
It has been an exciting few months in the Makena camp upon the release of new singles ‘Methane’, and ‘Habitual’ the past few months. The band are now giving listeners an early Christmas treat with their new track ‘Finer Highs’. Matching intense, melodic instrumentation with powerful cleans, Makena is always honest and open about sharing their vulnerable side in their music and lyrics.
Vocalist Dom Cuzzo weighed in an insight about ‘Finer Highs’: “The lyrics represent the good times and bad when you’re head over heels for someone. We often overlook negative or even toxic qualities in our partners if the Finer High they give us is potent enough. Sooner or later, the Higher Fine begins to outweigh whatever feelings of euphoria we may have found in each other.”
With a new take on alternative music, Chicago natives Makena continue to increase their energy with every new release. The quintet are bringing the music scene a unique sound with exquisitely crafted songwriting. Makena is currently made up by the original members; Andrei, Dominic, Richard, Joe, and Steven. The 5 of them had played in previous bands before joining together to create something new and refreshing. Thus, with their lineup completed, the formation of Makena was born.
Their journey began June of 2018 with their debut single, ‘Better Days.’ Better Days managed to generate quite a bit of local buzz after being played on a Chicago Radio Station, Q101.1. Makena then set out to record their first ever EP with Producer Jordon Beal (El Famous, Divide The Fall, Marwood’s Fall). Their debut self-titled EP released on January 1st, 2019, kicking off the New Year with brand new music.The EP release show shortly thereafter at local Chicago venue, Schubas sold out. Alt Renegade said “it was like nothing you’ve ever heard before.”
What followed soon after was a week long East Coast/Midwest tour with a fellow local band, Capital Vices, landing them at an unexpected, impromptu show at a Wendy’s in Knoxville TN. The set was live streamed and the following morning had gone viral amongst the national alternative community.
Now, the band is back with Jordan Beal working on their sophomore EP.