It has been close to two years since the release of Lucy’s debut album and her emergence on the South African music scene. The growth in these two years, due to relentless touring and collaborations with various artists, has resulted in a new avenue for the 25 year old – one of colourful soundscapes, dreamy melodies and primal rhythms, while still staying true to her roots of acoustic folk and her honest way with words.
The makings of her band, The Lost Boys, started with stripped down acoustic shows at the 2013 National Arts Festival, where Lucas Swart and Andre Leo joined her on guitar. Soon after, they were joined by Werner Von Waltsleben on drums and Calvin Siderfin on bass, allowing for a fuller and more vibrant sound. The musicians have given Lucy the space to further explore what music can sound and feel like. It brings a greater subtlety and a greater violence to the songs.
‘Lucy Kruger & The Lost Boys’ was recorded live over three days in a house in Onrus. The EP was mixed and mastered by Gerdus Oosthuizen. The idea was to keep the sound as honest and authentic as possible – a group of friends coming together to create something special.
Odendaal Esterhuyse was there to capture the process and created the music video for ‘Beast (stay hungry)’ – the opening track off the EP. You can view it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EvClAl4wLIo
The dream pop/psychedelic folk album has been made available for free online with the hope that listeners will experience it and share it.
Download it at: www.lucykruger.bandcamp.com