06/11/14

Album Review: When The Night – St. Lucia

When The Night by St. Lucia

I was introduced to St. Lucia by Rachel (I think?) through their song “Elevate”, and was super excited for the release of their first full length album (they’ve got a couple of EPs, my favorite being the self-titled one). One of my close friends got it for me for an early birthday gift and I was simply giddy!

When The Night starts off with the track “The Night Comes Again” which an intro filled with soft vocals – a great intro of sorts to the album. “Elevate” comes third on the album, picking up the vibe and making me want to dance like crazy (this is also one of my favorite songs, so there’s that too). One of my top picks from the album is “Closer Than This”, track six which features a strong synth and a similar dance vibe to “Elevate”, although to be completely honest the entire album is dance worthy. “We Got It Wrong”, track eight, is also a new pick, because I’m a fan of the drum beats at the beginning, which show off the 80’s influences that are prominent throughout the album. For a close, the track “When The Night” is both very long (7:21) and also a great outro to tie up the album – I’m a fan of intros and outros if I’m being completely honest!

I’m a big fan of St. Lucia, and can’t wait to see what’s next for this South African-born singer-songwriter Jean-Philip Grobler, who is the man behind St. Lucia.

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