The pop rock band LUCY is back with their second mini-album ‘BLUE’. Let’s dive right in!
We start off with the title track ‘Rolling Rolling’. I am in love with this song. It’s so beautiful, so uplifting and really touching. Definitely turn on those captions, for the full experience. The guitar riffs are amazing, the vocals were outstanding and the violin really elevates the full concept.
I really enjoyed the 90s aesthetics and the general cinematography of the MV. They did a great job.
After that we get ‘You’re Right’. I like the build-up with the interesting ebb and flow. It’s giving me heavy anime opening vibes, one of those running openings. It’s a really fun listen and I thought the difference in tones between the low guitar sound and the higher violin, was very cool.
‘Eclipse’ starts off with soft, acoustic guitar. In the album description they wrote that they went for an Irish band sound. Currently living in Ireland, I can tell you that they nailed it. I could see this be played in a pub. It’s wonderful, it’s soft and the electric guitar works fantastic. The violin has influences of an Irish jig and it is lovely.
Next up is ‘Dream’. I really enjoyed the analogue moment with the speaker. It has quite a Lo-Fi sound with the pitter patter of the rain and the soft synths. With the stunning bridge the violin comes in and it creates a wonderful lullaby. This is a 10/10.
‘Hug’ starts with some soft crooning vocals. The instrumentals are very strong in this one. the guitar and the drums especially. It’s lovely and reminds me a bit of late 90s/early 2000s rock. It’s pretty cool and a a very satisfying listen.
The closing track is ‘Sequel’. Beautiful vocal work, with tinkling piano and expressive strings, make this a power ballad. It’s wonderful and so pretty!
Overall ‘BLUE’ by LUCY is a great mini-album and I love that we can hear the musical growth of the members. It’s really well done and very coherent. I’m excited to see what comes next.
You can find the mini-album on Spotify here.