New York band, Lucius, are back with new music for 2022 with the announcement of their fifth studio album, “Second Nature”, their first since 2018’s “Nudes”.
The album launches with the psychedelic pop-punk fantasy, “Next To Nothing”, which has been co-written by Brandi Carlile and sounds like Bananarama on acid!
Lucius, founded by Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig in 2005 and supported by Dan Molad and Peter Lalish, spent their early years performing live while putting together their DIY first release, “Songs From The Bromley House”, in 2009. But it was their first formal album, “Wildewoman”, in 2013 that Lucius really arrived, taking the album into the music charts, along with the single, “Turn It Around”. 2016 saw the release of the “Good Grief” album as the band found further success as guest vocalists on tracks with John Legend, Roger Waters and Sheryl Crow.
In 2017, Lucius worked with US rock band, The War On Drugs, on their album, “A Deeper Understanding” and in 2021, renewed that friendship when they collaborated on the download hit, “I Don’t Live Here Anymore”, which rose high on streaming charts around the world. 2021 also saw the group record with Brandi Carlile on her studio album, “In These Silent Days”, and now she repays the favour in writing their brand new track, “Next To Normal”.
“Next To Normal” is Hendrix meets Mika with its glamorous, funky production. It could have been recorded by Scissor Sisters fifteen years ago, but it wasn’t. A mixture of heady electronica and reinforced 70’s guitar chords, “Next To Normal” is how it was, how it is and how it will be and that makes it a must hear, as well as the video which has been launched at the same time. “Second Nature” is out on April 8th, while Lucius plan to tour the album this Summer/Autumn across the world. Catch them if you dare!
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