After blowing our minds on their Wildewoman debut in 2013, Lucius has finally announced its sophomore LP, Good Grief, out March 11 on Mom + Pop. As part of the announcement, they also shared the new album’s lead single, “Born Again Teen,” which can be viewed below.
Good Grief was produced by Shawn Everett (Alabama Shakes) and Lucius with Bob Ezrin, and mixed by Tom Elmhirst. They are led by co-founders and vocalists Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig, the co-faces of Lucius, whose impeccable harmonies instantly captured our attention when the band burst on the scene. In fact, Paste was one of the first outlets to write a feature on Lucius, with this August, 2013 Best of What’s Next piece.
Of Good Grief, vocalist Jess Wolfe says, “When we started writing for this record, we had been away from home for nearly two years. We had just returned from tour, having gone through such varied emotions—loneliness, sadness and exhaustion alongside excitement, fulfillment and some of the most joyful moments in our lives…Whenever one of us had an idea or a feeling, the other was already a witness to it and could help navigate through it—for the two of us, this usually came in song form.” Vocalist Holly Laessig adds, “…When considering titles, we wanted to be sure to acknowledge any serious subject matter, while simultaneously allowing ourselves a comic sigh of relief from any personal turmoil. Ha! The yin and yang of the record naturally unveiled itself and, so, Good Grief.”
Lucius is accompanied by multi-instrumentalists Andrew Burri, Peter Lalish and Dan Molad, who fill out their boisterous indie pop sound. Paste has had the fortune to record Lucius on several occasions—check out one of those videos below, and see all of our other Lucius recordings here.