FOLLOWING the release of the ‘Eternity’ EP earlier this year, Lucia & The Best Boys have returned with an atmospheric ballad, in the form of ‘Let Go’.
Known for their unique take dark pop and punk, ‘Let Go’ is a strong diversion for the Glasgow band, showing a more vulnerable, ballad-esque edge to their sound. Frontwoman Lucia Fairfull’s voice takes centre stage in this intimate track, showcasing a more warming and delicate sound which further strengthens the bands diverse catalogue.
Speaking about their new release, the band said, “I have always enjoyed writing songs that are clear and to the point but I think ‘Let Go’ is the most honest and true I have ever been in a song. Last year I had a tough time trying to put my thoughts into comprehensible words because I was emotionally confused and sometimes lost. This led me to try things out, like writing on a piano which I never really do as I’ve always started writing songs on a guitar. Somehow this allowed these words to spill out of me whilst sitting at a piano, after a very long and frustrating time of finding what I wanted to say.”
“The following week I was in LA and I showed what I had written to my friend Alex Greenwald of Phantom Planet . He loved the song and so I finished it with him out there at his house. We had no proper studio set up and originally this was meant to just be a demo, but at the time the song felt so present to me that we decided there was no way doing a re recorded version would have the same emotion. It was almost overwhelming as once we had finished it and I listened back to it, it was such a weight off my shoulders, and a slight sense of relief as I felt like ‘ah, this is what I’ve been wanting to say the whole time’.”
Lucia & The Best Boys join punk trio Dream Wife on a UK and European tour in April and May 2021, including St Lukes in Glasgow.
Lucia & The Best Boys are one of the many artists, including The Van T’s, Rascalton and Baby Strange who are joining TTV’s segment on Nordoff Robbins’ Stream 4 Scotland on Saturday 30th May from 3pm to 6pm. Find out more here.