Based out of Antwerp, Lucid Lucia have been at the forefront of the Belgian jazz scene since 2008. Formerly known as BRZZVLL, the outfit reemerged with a new name and a new line up now comprising founding member and saxophonist Vincent Brijs, Bart Borremans on sax, Stijn Cools on drums, Dries Laheye on bass, Dries Verhulst on guitar, Jan Willems on keys and James Williams on drums and percussion.
This October will see Lucid Lucia release their debut album, Ever-changing Light, an effort channelling various influences and taking inspiration from the sound of Herbie’s ‘Head Hunters’ and Miles’ acid funk of the mid-70s to create their own “jazz and space funk-infused grooves”. The album “is a mind-expanding celebration centred on freedom and rhythm”, as the press release describes. “Free-spirited saxes, futuristic-sounding keys, monstrous bass lines and shifting drum beats unite, resulting in an uplifting and joyous celebration of jazz, funk and groove.”
For a taste of what’s on offer ahead of the album’s release, Lucid Lucia have let loose their new single ‘Pigeons’. Take a listen now.
Ever-changing Light is out on October 7th through Sdban Ultra