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Indie88 Premiere: Lucius begin a new era with ‘Next To Normal,’ announce forthcoming album ‘Second Nature’

Indie pop outfit Lucius are back with a video for their new single, “Next To Normal,” premiering now on Indie88. The track comes in celebration of the announcement of their new album, Second Nature, out April 8th via Dine Alone (Canada), Mom + Pop Music (US & Mexico) and Second Nature Records/Secretly Distribution.

Dave Cobb and Brandi Carlile produced the forthcoming 10-track album, including today’s release “Next To Normal.”

“It is a record that begs you not to sit in the difficult moments, but to dance through them,” Lucius’ Jess Wolfe explains. “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.”

Watch the video for “Next To Normal” below.

Lucius’ Wolfe and Holly Laessig wrote the album, chronicling their life shifts. Together, they explore motherhood, divorce, career pauses, and more.

“Lucius has been one of my favourite bands since their first studio album,” Brandi Carlile explains of working with the band. “I kept running into them at festivals and finding myself mystified by their power. This album feels like home to me and anyone growing up surrounded by 80s and 90s pop, but somehow Second Nature is the beginning of a new era–not just for Lucius, but for all of us. We need to get back up on our feet and that’s what this album is insisting we do. This is my first co-production with my dear pal Dave Cobb and I don’t know if I’ve ever been prouder even to witness something let alone get my hands on it. It was an absolute blast.”

Pre-order Second Nature here and check out the tracklist below.

Second Nature Tracklist:

01 – “Second Nature”
02 – “Next To Normal”
03 – “24”
04 – “Heartbursts”
05 – “Dance Around It (feat. Brandi Carlile and Sheryle Crow)”
06 – “The Man I’ll Never Find”
07 – “Promises”
08 – “LSD”
09 – “Tears in Reverse”
10 – “White Lies”

In celebration of the album, Lucius are embarking on a North American headlining tour in the spring. Tickets go on sale this Friday, January 14th at 10:00 a.m. Fans can sign up for pre-sale access here.

Check out the North American headlining tour dates below.

Lucius North American Tour:

North Adams, MA — April 28 – MASS MoCA
Boston, MA — April 29 – Roadrunner
Portland, ME — April 30 — State Theatre
New York, NY — May 4 — Beacon Theatre*
Montclair, NJ — May 6 — The Wellmont Theater*
Philadelphia, PA — May 7 — The Fillmore*
Washington, DC — May 9 — 9:30 Club*
Raleigh, NC — May 12 — The Ritz*
Atlanta, GA — May 13 — Variety Playhouse*
Nashville, TN — May 14 — Ryman Auditorium*
Louisville, KY — May 16 — Headliners*
Cleveland, OH — May 17 — Beachland Ballroom*
Toronto, ON — May 18 — Danforth Music Hall*
Chicago, IL — May 20 — Riviera Theatre*
St. Paul, MN — May 21 — Palace Theatre*

*with support from Celisse

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