Lucius on World Cafe
Lucius | photo by Rachel Barrish for WXPN
Lucius talks the importance of their connection with their audience, other artists
Lucius seem to somehow know everyone — including Brandi Carlile, Sheryl Crow and Paul McCartney — they share those stories in this session.
- "Next To Normal"
- "The Man I'll Never Find"
- "Turn It Around"
So much about Lucius seems to center around “connection”: First and foremost, the connection between singers and songwriters Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig — the way they sing in unison, their matching costumes and their friendship. But today, you’ll also hear them talk about the importance of their connection with the audience and with other artists — like Brandi Carlile, who co-produced their new album, Second Nature, with Dave Cobb; like Sheryl Crow, who appears on that album; like the many, many artists Holly and Jess have collaborated with as backup vocalists. They seem to somehow know everyone — including Paul McCartney, who they’ll also share a story about in this interview.
Hear my conversation with Lucius in this session, but we start out with one of the songs they performed for public radio’s NON-COMMvention 2022, at World Cafe Live, “Next To Normal.”
Lucius "Next To Normal" performed live at the 2022 NON-COMMvention