St. Lucia Releases New Song “Hey Now” from New Album “Utopia”
- New York-based synth-pop duo St. Lucia, consisting of Jean-Philip Grobler and Patti Beranek announced their fourth studio album “Utopia” would be released on October 7, 2022 via Nettwerk.
It is their first project in four years since the 2018 album “Hyperion”. The album comprises 13-track.
From the album, the duo unveiled the second single called “Hey Now”, following “Touch”.
The track was written by Jean-Philip Grobler and Patti Beranek. Produced by Jean-Philip Grobler.
“Phew, what a journey 'Hey Now' has been on,” Jean-Philip Grobler said of the song. “To me, it is the emotional core of this whole new era of St. Lucia. It's the song I always play first when I sit down at a piano now. I'm so thankful that these magical chords came to mind one night in the early stages of the pandemic: it feels like somebody patting you on the back or giving you a hug to tell you everything will be ok.”
- He said of the accompanying visualizer, “The video for our new single Hey Now was directed once again by the lovely Nicole Lipp and shot on a Hi 8 camcorder. It features me trundling around Prospect Heights and parts of Prospect Park in Brooklyn with a large and very heavy Rhodes keyboard we rented from Bleachers. The idea was that this is where we were living at the start of the pandemic and this is where the seeds of the song were sewn so we wanted to capture a bit of that vibe. Obviously times are very different now, but I felt really emotional walking down memory lane especially without having Patricia Beranek or our kids with me. Hope you guys are digging this track and everything we’ve released off Utopia so far.”
He explained of the album, “We at St. Lucia HQ are beyond excited (giddy, in fact) to reveal the next stage of our new musical era: 'Utopia,' the full album. Yes, yes, it's true that we have been stringing you along a little bit, but in our opinion there's nothing wrong with a little tease, and it might in fact lead to a more satisfying conclusion. 'Utopia I' makes up the first half on the album, like a side A, and our upcoming new release, 'Utopia II,' makes up the second half of the album, like a side B (remember from the heady days of vinyl?). The journey continues our search for the meaning of 'Utopia' through all the joy, sadness, and irony of our modern existence. Is 'Utopia' in the extremes, or is it in the tug-of-war between the extremes? Join us over the next few months for more clarity.”
Photo by Gabrielle Kannemeyer
- source : Apple Music