This song will be stuck in my head all weekend, I know it. “Born Again Teen” signals the return of Lucius, with their highly-anticipated new album Good Grief (to be released March 11 via Dine Alone Records).
The album was produced by Shawn Everett (Alabama Shakes, Weezer) and Lucius with Bob Ezrin, mixed by Tom Elmhirst (Adele, Beck) and follows the band’s critically acclaimed 2013 debut album Wildewoman.
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.”
Brooklyn’s Lucius have had a pretty great year so far. Recently, they made their late night television debut on Conan last week, and have announced a national spring tour with Tegan and Sara, followed by a string of East Coast dates supporting The Head and the Heart, all in support of their debut LP Wildewoman.
We also have some new-ish sounds from the quintet, the new bonus track “Genevieve“, which was previously released on their self-titled debut EP and the new version will be officially released later this year.