Just Listen: Lucia – Summertime

Lucia – Summertime

Words: Gary Feeney

credit: neelam-khanvela

It’s not exactly a secret that we’ve been huge fans of LUCIA for a long time.

First appearing on our pages back almost two years ago to the day (at the time of writing) with the fuzzy brilliance of Best Boy, the Glaswegian outfit band have gone from strength to strength since then, releasing killer singles like Saturday Is Dead and Melted Ice Cream and wowing festival crowds across the UK.

Combining all the best bits of punk, shoe-gaze and 60s’s girl groups, LUCIA have created a sound of their very own, with frontwoman Lucia (the clue’s in the name) Fairfull establishing herself as a bona-fide modern pop star, a term we use in the kindest possible way.

Their latest single, Summertime, is another pop gem, sounding every bit as breezy and light as the title suggests but hiding the nature of the lyrics. As Lucia herself says of the track:

“It comes across as a happy bubble-gum dream pop song showing my love 60s girl groups like ‘The Ronettes’ and ‘Lesley Gore’, but the lyrics portray a darker and grunge story of summer flings ending in broken hearts.”

The contrast between music and lyrics is a bit of a trademark of LUCIA’s by now, helped along by the almost drawled vocal delivery which sees lyrics like “I only love you in the summertime/And summertime’s nearly done” nestled in one of the most uplifting and unapologetically cheerful choruses you’ll hear all year.  

Between Summertime and its predecessor Melted Ice Cream have delivered two of the most impressive singles of the year and with an EP in the offing, it’s just a taster of what’s to come from this hugely talented band.

Listen to Summertime here:

Like what you hear? Don't like what you hear? .... tell us... here:

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

  • Popped Music Logo by…

    Ian Caulkett
    If you like our logo then check out Ian's site here: http://cargocollective.com/iancaulkett

  • Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

    Also please do sign up to our personalised mailing list: http://eepurl.com/bejgpX

    Join 9,945 other followers

  • About Popped Music

    Popped Music has been going since Feb 2010.

    All articles written by Elena Katrina unless otherwise stated.

    I'm very happy if you love what I've done enough or love the bands I've written about and want to share - go for it, but please be blog friendly and share the link or hit the reblog button. Thank you.

%d bloggers like this: