Rolling Stone nailed it when they referred to Lucius as “the best band you may not have heard yet.” Led by Brooklyn-based vocalists Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig, the indie-pop act emerged on the scene in 2012 and has been on the fast track to fame ever since.
Wildewoman is absolutely infectious. The harmonies of the lead singers just beg to be sung along to, while the upbeat backgrounds call for dancing, particularly in the song “Turn It Around.” Arrangements aside, the finesse of Lucius rests simply in the fact that these girls can sing. Reminiscent of ‘60s girl groups like the Shangri-Las while incorporating the sound of modern indie-folk singers such as Jenny Lewis, this band has been able to craft a unique, vibrant sound for themselves.
My biggest qualm with the album? Trying to pick a favourite song. On the one hand, you might be drawn to the singers belting their hearts out in “Nothing Ordinary” and feel ready to take on the world; but then there’s the title track, “Wildewoman,” a smooth folky song with a beautifully empowering message. This favourable dilemma alludes to a core feature of Wildewoman: it’s overall versatility and uniqueness.
From the heart-melting “Go Home” to the remixed relationship anthem “How Loud Your Heart Gets,” Lucius has crafted an album full of raw emotion and unbridled vocal prowess. If you still aren’t convinced that Wildewoman is a must-hear EP, check out their creepily awesome music video for “Go Home” for some vocal and visual inspiration.