LUX The Band release signature-sounding new album ‘GRAVITY’

LUX The Band have taken inspiration form their love of folk and rock, and intertwined this within their music. Their self-coined term of “Velvet Rock” is used to describe this sound and it’s charm, whilst also paying homage to lead-singer Angela’s vibrant vocals. LUX The Band was formed with founding members Angela Randall, a singer/songwriter from New York and Sylvain Laforge, guitarist/composer from Paris, both bringing their unique and signature ideas to the table.

Their latest offering comes in the form of new album “GRAVITY.” A well-flowing, 10-track album, the release seeks to take the listener on a journey. Tracks such as “The Actor” come with irresistible grooves and blues-esc sensibilities. Whereas tracks such as “Jailor” are more vulnerable offerings that show the band’s softer side.

In discussing the new album, LUX The Band share: “‘GRAVITY’, like our debut album, Super 8, was recorded, mixed and mastered at Studio Black Box in France, a place we chose for two reasons: the analogue recording for the sound we love (organic, warm, natural) and the presence of Peter Deimel (Anna Calvi, The Kills, The Last Shadow Puppets), the sound engineer who has helped us to bring it about. 

The desire to do a second album came from the songs themselves. “A Son of Sam’ was written some years back, as was “The Actor”. We were excited about these tracks and they served as catalysts for the others. Inspiration for music comes straight from Sylvain’s head through to his guitar. For me (Angela) the music itself, words, thoughts, feelings, a story, an expression – anything really – can be the starting point for a song.

The goal was to have a tightly curated selection of our songs with each one a different atmosphere, expressing a different facet of our music.” 

LUX the band writes songs that are both timeless and timely. Through ten tracks that range from seventies inspired rock to the psychedelic, dream imagery of the title track to the blues and folk driven ‘Lullaby’, LUX The Band continues to use their music to explore the sentiments and details of life and other matters of the heart.