After being on the radar for so long, i’m sure we’re not the only ones that felt the announcement of St. Lucia’s debut album was somewhat long overdue.
In fairness, last year’s self titled EP from the Brooklyn five-piece (predominantly built around Jean-Phillip Grober) ran close to 30 minutes, so was kind of a full length release in itself, however from what we’ve heard so far this year, ‘When The Night’ (which drops next month) looks set to be an anthemic step up for the group.
‘Elevate’ was the first taster we got from the record back in July, a shimmering, optimistic slice of synth pop that retained those synonymous tropical nuances and gleeful singalong melodies, however their latest offering sees St Lucia go deeper than ever before, which is a rather exciting prospect.
A seven minute journey through soaring synths and Cut Copy-esque grooves, ‘Too Close’ builds and swoons in all the right places to create an immersive yet danceable anthem, held together by urgent, heartfelt vocals.
‘When The Night’ is released on October 8th via Neon Gold Records, check out ‘Too Close’ below.