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Lucius On Stripping Back For 'Nudes' & Making "Something About You"
In the fast-paced world of music, often artists go from one project to the next — the frenetic pace of keeping your name in the public conscious just doesn't allow much time for reflection. However, pop group Lucius, led by joint lead singers Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig, have taken the time to slow down and strip right back to their very essence on their 2018 album, Nudes.
We caught up with Wolfe and Laessig at Newport Folk Festival 2018 to find out just went into the making of their acoustic masterpiece Nudes, which includes covers, reimagined stripped back versions of previous material and new songs recorded at New York's famed Electric Lady Studios.
They break it down even further for us, and we get a little insight into how standout tracks such as "Something About You," which original appeared on the band's 2016 album Good Grief, got a new coat of paint for Nudes.
"'Something About You,' the recording on Nudes is a lot different than the recording on Good Grief," Lucius reveal. "It's a lot more similar to our original demo of the song. So we were going for this doo-wop, throw back thing and so we felt like that would have fit really naturally in a broken down, bare bones setting. So we took the original arrangement of the song and also complimented it with the aesthetic of the record."