In early 2009, Lucy Langlas graced us with her debut album Flag, and now she’s back with her newest release, Red Handed.
This EP features six songs of ambient nature that continue her sound from Flag, while perhaps advancing more lyrically.
The disc opens up with “Last One Standing” which arguably has the strongest presence here, while “I’ve Been Gone” is an excellent closer, even though “the devil is ridin’ on that train, and at every stop he calls my name.”
While her individual style has and still is incorporated in the repertoire of many artists, Lucy’s vocals stand apart as a soothing, patient lullaby, coupled with a sense of painful urgency.
Langlas has made a name for herself by performing in various US cities, specifically in Los Angeles. Her addictive track “Speed” will be featured on the upcoming Nightfur soundtrack, while “Red Handed” has been played on LA’s KCRW 89.9 FM.
Red Handed was produced and recorded by Langlas and Jason Brown, with all songs written by the artist.
“I don’t intend to try and change my direction musically…I’ll probably just sound how I sound. Most of the time, I’ll just be singing with my guitar — that’s often my favorite kind of performance to witness anyhow. Stylistically the songs might be a bit varied, though, especially on recordings. They usually decide how they want to sound – what kind of arrangements they want.” (Quote from Langlas in June 2010 Interview.)
Last One Standing
Complete Track Listing:
1. Last One Standing
2. Hey, Sir
3. Red Handed
4. Serious Threat or Complaint
5. Be Bop Song
6. I’ve Been Gone
For more info on Lucy check out her website or MySpace.