Thursday, March 1, 2012


St. Lucia is one of those names that effortlessly rolls off our tongue when playing favorites, and we're over the moon to have him on the Neon Gold team full time as our first ever albums signing. How could we not be, when he's responsible for songs that so joyously melt in your mouth and taste like an intercontinental blend of tropical electro and nostalgic pop. Long story short, St. Lucia plays the soundtrack to our dreams, and we're pretty fucking ecstatic to unveil his debut album later this year. For now though, we're here to talk about the debut EP, both a primer for what's to come and a continued study in perfecting the 21st century pop anthem. It's a life-affirming affair that made us realize just how much he really struck a chord deep in our heart of hearts. Relax, your permanent vacation officially starts now.

You already know the picture-perfect "We Got It Wrong", a seductive thief in the night that steals your breath away from your singing-along lips on the opening track. This segues into a one-two knockout of "This Old House Is Gone" and "All Eyes On You",the two trascendent summer staples that sparked this whole not-so-secret affair. Then it's "Before The Dive" coming out of nowhere as yet another single-worthy smash to remember, bursting at the seams with infectious piano chords, overachieving hooks and handholding harmonies. "Paper Heart" brings us to the twilight of the EP as it unfolds into an ethereal catharsis, before the blissful 80's pop of curtain call ballad "Closer Than This" marks the EP's conclusion, an ellipsis before the exclamation point of St. L's debut album later this year.

The digital version of the EP drops March 6th on iTunes and all other digital retailers worth their salt, with the physical 10" vinyl release to follow on March 27th. Mark your calendars, friends, and head over to the Neon Gold Shop to preorder your vinyl NOW. In the meantime, stream the entire EP below and get involved with the debut music video for epic crowdpleaser, "We Got It Wrong".

DOWNLOAD: "We Got It Wrong" - St. Lucia

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

My new jam! Great song.