A swell of anticipation seems to attach itself to every new release from LUCIA. Already booked to play a number of high profile festivals this year such as SXSW, The Great Escape and Live at Leeds, and with a massive support slot at Glasgow’s SWG3 Galvanizers Yard in the bag, 2019 is shaping up to be a momentous year for the Glasgow outfit.
A hugely ambitious and emphatic follow-up to last year’s acclaimed Cheap Talk EP, today marks the arrival of ‘Blueheart’; a track that very definitively lays down a marker for the year ahead. Interestingly, it sees the quartet explore a different dynamic; one that finds its strength in emotional depth and brooding cinematics. Like an amped up Beach House, ‘Blueheart’ is the dark cousin of ‘Cheap Talk; one that replaces the fiery defiance of the latter for smouldering melancholy.
And while Lucia’s emotive delivery is complemented wonderfully by airy backing vocals as she depicts a tale of raw heartbreak, the track still swells with arena-sized ambition thanks to its widescreen production. Ignited by a rousing guitar solo and hard-hitting rhythms, the band have quite frankly never sounded so massive.
With a year of headline shows, support slots and festival slots ahead of them, the band play a sold-out hometown show this Saturday at COLAB at The Savoy Centre.
Check out the track below