I should have known from the moment I saw them live at The Earl in Atlanta, GA that these two enigmatic voices and their eccentric band would have a hold on me for a long, long time. At that point they had just an EP with four songs out but I noticed something different. Lead by the synchronous vocals of Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig, Lucius is soon to debut their sophomore album, Good Grief, which drops on March 11. Needless to say I already have the vinyl pre-ordered for a nice surprise upon my return to the States (whenever that may be). The first single off of the album, “Born Again Teen”, is a high energy melody that takes the band to a key not yet explored. For it’s pure adrenaline and exploratory nature it has earned a spot as this month’s Good Vibes post.
With “Born Again Teen” Lucius has found a way to bring out the energy of their live shows in a recording. The video itself is a testament to how brilliant all members of the band are as they ride around in an “Oober” coming in contact with some of the worst co-passengers imaginable. Each of their songs brings something unique and special to the table as Holly and Jess unify into one voice more seamlessly than any other duo to come before them. This really is a band effort as well with a variety of nonconformity being used as the instruments of choice.
Remember how special music was to us in our teenage years (and still is for some)? Lucius brings out that feeling again with this single and it will most definitely make you a “born again teen”.
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