St. Lucia have revealed that their new album MATTER will be released January 29, 2016 via Columbia Records and Sony Music Entertainment Australia. The band’s much-anticipated sophomore record, the follow-up to their breakthrough debut WHEN THE NIGHT, was produced by bandleader Jean-Philip Grobler along with Chris Zane (Passion Pit, The Walkmen). Having recorded the record primarily on a studio consul formerly owned by Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine, Grobler compares MATTER to the band’s first LP by saying “if the last album sounded like the tropics, this album is the desert”.
New song “Physical”, a primal dance track, follows the success of the band’s current single “Dancing On Glass”, which reached the top 5 on Spotify’s Global Viral Chart and has been streamed globally nearly 3 million times in one month, making it the band’s fastest rising single yet.
Pairing propulsive synths with a driving beat, Grobler describes “Physical” as follows: “Physical is about giving up control in a sexual situation and having an intimate experience that is purely carnal in nature. The music and lyrics develop together: a minimal and tight first half of the song makes way for a lush coda, just as the ‘physical’ experience moves from tension to release.”
St. Lucia’s 2013 full-length debut WHEN THE NIGHT earned raves from Billboard, SPIN and Buzzfeed, performances on Kimmel and Seth Meyers, multiple Terminal 5 sellouts in NYC, and major festival plays including Lollapalooza, Governors Ball and a slot on the Coachella main stage. They’ve collaborated with Passion Pit, Charli XCX, Foster the People + more.