Lucius Soars To New Sound (And Wardrobe) Heights With ‘Good Grief’
Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig lately determined to select up and transfer to Los Angeles after spending a number of years in Brooklyn, New York.
The Lucius frontwomen have been within the midst of prepping their sophomore album once they headed to the West Coast to check out Airbnb for a short while. What was presupposed to be a short lived trial transfer has become a extra everlasting keep.
“We have been on the lookout for a heat winter expertise whereas we have been nurturing our craft and we ended up not leaving,” Wolfe advised The Huffington Post.
Coming and going is one thing Lucius has turn out to be accustomed to these days. Wolfe and Laessig have spent the previous few years touring the world whereas on tour selling their full-size debut album, 2013’s “Wildewoman.” The critically-acclaimed launch put Lucius on the map, touchdown them spots at Bonnaroo, the Newport Folk Festival and Lollapalooza.
The July 2014 Newport, Rhode Island, efficiency, for one, ended up turning into a memorable expertise for the then up-and-coming band, marking perhaps even a turning level. Mavis Staples joined the group onstage, and the gals might simply really feel the thrill surrounding them and their music.
“It was the primary time there was a bit little bit of buzz, or a seed planted. People have been curious and excited … Something about being there, I don’t know, it’s simply one thing within the water,” Wolfe stated about Newport Folk Festival. “It’s a sure juju or one thing. There’s all the time magic.”
That magic appeared to comply with the members of Lucius as they went on to play bought-out exhibits during the last two years. It seems the times on the street truly helped encourage the 5-piece band’s second album, “Good Grief,” launched on March eleven.
“We had two and a half years of touring beneath our belts, so we all know what works with an viewers and we all know what’s bringing probably the most pleasure and power to the gang and your self onstage. There’s a little bit of maturity and progress and understanding there,” Wolfe stated.
Putting collectively album No. P proved to be fairly totally different than the primary time round. Wolfe and Laessig, who shaped Lucius in 2005 whereas attending Berklee College of Music, have been all the time captivated with music, however that they had far more of a “let’s wing it” strategy throughout their early years.
“When we made the primary report it was simply Holly and I and we had collected a bunch of songs,” stated Wolfe. “We actually didn’t have a plan. We didn’t know we have been going to make a report … There was no timeline and no strain or something. Nobody knew who we have been and we had nobody to impress.”
Two years has actually made an enormous distinction. There at the moment are individuals to impress, critics watching and, in fact, that sophomore album strain.
“Our mother and father are pleased with us,” stated Wolfe. “And our pals are supporting us, and also you’re touring the world together with your greatest pals and enjoying to bought-out crowds. But we by no means had a second to take a seat again for a minute.”
When they lastly did seize that second, Wolfe and Laessig realized that they had much more new music than they initially anticipated. While on the street, they collected notes and recorded voice memos. But principally, the music and lyrics have been “buried inside” of them, they are saying.
Now Lucius is as soon as once more hitting the street, gearing as much as street check the brand new songs on tour. The gals, who put on matching outfits onstage, have already plotted their wardrobe for his or her 2016 street journey.
“It’s an extension of the music and it all the time has been, and because the music evolves, so does the look that we’ve got. We have enjoyable with it,” Laessig stated.
On Thursday, the tour will pull into a well-known spot: Brooklyn. Lucius will return to the New York borough for a gig on the Music Hall of Williamsburg.
“When we first moved to New York, I assume the power had an impact on our music,” Laessig stated. “When we first acquired there we have been jazz singers. But we needed to rock out slightly bit extra and have a heavier rhythm with the music … We have been there for 9 years and we actually constructed up our fan base there. When we return, it actually seems like home and other people welcome us that method.”
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