JUST two weeks ago, LUCIA & the Best Boys etched their names in Tenement Trail history with one of the most iconic gigs the festival has ever seen in a jam-packed McChuills. Their midnight slot on this year’s YALA-curated secret stage marked a rapturous homecoming for the group aswell as the beginning of an exciting new era – one that has seen them re-emerge with a name change (in reference to their debut EP from 2017 ‘Best Boy’), a new member and a fresh batch of material that may just elevate them from ‘one of the UK’s best new bands’ to one of the UK’s best bands, full stop.
After giving us a sneak preview of the new stuff at that riotous gig in McChuills the four-piece have finally unveiled their new single ‘Good Girls Gone Bad’ in all its fully-fledged glory. Recorded in LA with none other than Carlos De La Garza (Wolf Alice, Best Coast, Paramore), the scale of the band’s stadium-sized ambition is clear for all to see on this 80s synth-fused banger. And while the big hooks and grungy edginess are still there, the track also marks a sonic shift that sees them dive headfirst into their 80s influences such as Madonna, The Human League, New Order and more.
With Lucia’s distinctive vocals brought to the forefront more than ever, she lays down her combative message against driving rhythms, chugging basslines and synths. Staking her claim as a frontwoman we can all believe in, this is dark-edged, glossy pop that grabs you with intent.
She said: “Good girls do bad things is a song written for any women who feels like they have ever been undermined, or made to feel worthless and weak by a man. I find myself in these situations far too often, now more than ever, and it is important to highlight that they are the weak ones in the situation. “Sad boys looking at me always get what they don’t see” – was a lyric written from experiencing and witnessing men thinking that we aren’t capable or smart enough to react and defend ourselves”
The track has been matched with equally compelling visuals that see Lucia strut around the iconic Barrowlands on a horse. Interspersed with menacing images of the band performing the song, she teams up with a group of female friends as they lay waste to all those who get in their path.
Check it out below.
‘Good Girls Do Bad Things’ is available on all streaming platforms.