Indie-pop group Lucius have announced a new LP called Second Nature, their first since 2016’s Good Grief. The album was co-produced by Dave Cobb and Brandi Carlile and arrives on April 8. Today’s announcement comes with the release of the new single ‘Next to Normal’, which is accompanied by a music video. Check it out below.
Recorded at Nashville’s RCA Studio A, Second Nature includes contributions from Drew Erickson, Rob Moose, and Gabriel Cabezas, as well as backing vocals from Carlile and Sheryl Crow.
“It is a record that begs you not to sit in the difficult moments, but to dance through them,” Lucius’ Jess Wolfe said in a statement. “It touches upon all these stages of grief—and some of that is breakthrough, by the way. Being able to have the full spectrum of the experience that we have had, or that I’ve had in my divorce, or that we had in lockdown, having our careers come to a halt, so to speak. I think you can really hear and feel the spectrum of emotion and hopefully find the joy in the darkness. It does exist. That’s why we made Second Nature and why we wanted it to sound the way it did: our focus was on dancing our way through the darkness.”
Second Nature arrives on the heels of Lucius’ recent collaboration with the War on Drugs on ‘I Don’t Live Here Anymore’, the title track from their latest album.
Second Nature Cover Artwork:
Second Nature Tracklist:
1. Second Nature
2. Next to Normal
5. Dance Around It [feat. Brandi Carlile and Sheryl Crow]
6. The Man I’ll Never Find
9. Tears in Reverse
10. White Lies