Mark your calendars for February 2, 2024, because North Carolina's very own LUCI is gearing up to drop her debut album, 'They Say They Love You.' And to keep the excitement burning, she's just released the electrifying third single, 'Spins,' accompanied by an official video that's got fans buzzing!
LUCI's 'Spins' isn't just another track; it's a sonic punch with lyrics that cut right to the soul. With a distinctive style that stands apart from the crowd, LUCI proves she's a force to be reckoned with. The beats, masterfully produced by William J. Sullivan (known for working with Kid Cudi, YE, Rosalia, and Paris Texas), effortlessly complement her unique vocal prowess, giving us a glimpse into the brilliant mind of this rising star. 'Spins' follows the success of '11:11' and 'Martyr,' setting the stage for a groundbreaking debut album.
In her own words, LUCI shares her inspiration for 'Spins': "4:30 in the morning, struck with inspiration, I opened that folder full of beats Sully (William J. Sullivan) gifted me back in 2021... When life is moving too fast... there's this moment of light and freedom where you remind yourself to stay grounded in who you are, what you are, and how much you're worth, even if you’re standing in some dark truth. Remember to give yourself grace and feel the good feelings."
But the excitement doesn't stop there! The accompanying video, shot with adrenaline pumping through their veins, captures LUCI in her element. She wanted to be "captured all at once without losing sight of [her] performance," delivering a traditional rap video that's visually captivating.
'They Say They Love You,' the 10-track album, recorded in Pittsburgh and LA, dives deep into themes of love, loneliness, perseverance, self-care, and coming of age. Featuring production from heavyweights like William J Sullivan, Louallday, Elias Abid, and Edmund Irwinsinger, the album promises to be an emotional journey that flows through the body like mushroom tea, hitting in phases and touching the heart, mind, and spirit.
LUCI, known for her genre-blending sound, refuses to be pigeonholed. Drawing inspiration from various sources, including art, cinema, and the chaos of mosh pits at punk shows, she's constantly evolving her craft. Her debut EP in 2022 garnered critical acclaim, setting the stage for a new era in her music.
From her beginnings in North Carolina to her move to upstate New York, where she honed her production skills, LUCI has come a long way. With her unique style and creative genius, she's poised to take the hip-hop world by storm in 2023.
LUCI's 'Spins' is just the beginning. Stay tuned for the release of 'They Say They Love You' and more groundbreaking music from this visionary artist. This is one journey you won't want to miss!