In a climate of ruthless competition for our attention the stakes for each of us to create have never been higher. It is infinitely easier to passively consume than it is to actively create. Observation, reflection, and the generation of new thoughts are inherently wrapped in the creative process which faces troubling erosion among current and future generations.
The music of Fifth Lucky Dragon is informed by these realities. Through lyrical integrity and sonic innovation, Fifth Lucky Dragon hopes to deliver music that resonates beyond the songs themselves.
Behind the name:
Daigo Fukuryu Maru (No. 5 Lucky Dragon) was a Japanese fishing vessel impacted by the fallout from a 1954 U.S. hydrogen-bomb test in the Pacific Ocean. To keep an interesting and troubling story short, the crew suffered radiation poisoning within the next few days but not before they unknowingly sold the contaminated fish to people who would soon suffer the similar fates. Louis Imperiale finds this story compelling because it manifests the potential collateral impact of our decisions and actions. The band name “Fifth Lucky Dragon” is intended as a reminder of the story and the lessons it offers for each of us.