LUCID LUCIA releases new single ‘PIGEONS’
Following the release of their critically acclaimed self-titled debut EP in 2021, Antwerp’s Lucid Lucia are set to release their debut album ‘Ever-changing Light’ on the 7th October via the groove-obsessed Belgian tastemaker label, Sdban Ultra.
Searching to unwrap the mystery that is a human life, across nine tracks of jazz and space funk-infused grooves, Lucid Lucia look to the sound of Herbie’s ‘Head Hunters’ and Miles’ acid funk of the mid-70s for inspiration.
‘Pigeons’ is the second track shared from the new album. It’s an afrobeat infused jazz-funk odyssey, starting off with an ‘Duke Ellington-esk’ horn arrangement over a compulsory odd meter groove, evolving to a powerful and sing-a-long theme, filled with funky breaks and hip licks. You just can’t sit still on this one.
Born from the ashes of fusion outfit BRZZVLL, Lucid Lucia were founded by saxophonist Vincent Brijs, a household name in Antwerp and the Belgian jazz scene. Former winners of the Jong Jazztalent Gent, BRZZVLL released their debut album ‘Days of Thunder, Days of Grace’ in 2008 and would go on to release five more albums including teaming up with Trinidad-born poet, novelist and musician Anthony Joseph on the 2014 critically acclaimed album ‘Engines’ and with hip-hop MC, writer and producer Amir Sulaiman on the 2016 album ‘First Let’s Dance’. The 2017 album ‘Waiho’, the band’s first instumental album and final album received glowing praise from numerous tastemakers including UNCUT magazine, The Line of Best Fit, XLR8R and Record Collector magazine. To the present day and Lucid Lucia marks a brighter, clearer sound for the sextet.