Lucius (Photo by Max Wanger)
Known for their electric live shows, Lucius return to the road this spring with their Love So Deep Tour, which includes a show at Rams Head Live! in Baltimore on Wednesday, April 12.
The upcoming performances celebrate Lucius’ acclaimed album, Second Nature, which landed on numerous “Best of 2022” lists including Variety, Los Angeles Times, Consequence, and more. Produced by Brandi Carlile and Dave Cobb, Second Nature is a portrait of vocalists Holly Laessig and Jess Wolfe’s shared reflection, chronicling each other’s seismic life shifts — motherhood, divorce, unplanned career pauses — and setting it to music.
“It is a record that begs you not to sit in the difficult moments, but to dance through them,” Jess Wolfe said. “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 official music video for “Next to Normal” by Lucius on YouTube:
Widely acclaimed since their debut in 2013, The New York Times declares, “Luscious, luminous, lilting lullabies,” while NPR Music asserts, “gorgeous, joyful songs” and Pitchfork praises, “powerful voices and a keen sense of melody.”
In addition to their work in the band, Laessig and Wolfe have recorded with Sheryl Crow, Harry Styles, The War on Drugs, Ozzy Osborne, and John Legend — and they toured extensively alongside Roger Waters. Most recently, Lucius was also nominated for three awards at the 65th Annual GRAMMYs for their collaborations with Brandi Carlile, including Record of the Year.
w/ Danielle Ponder
Rams Head Live
Wednesday, April 12
Doors @ 7pm