First Listen: Carrie Lucas, the first lady of SOLAR, returns

(May 22, 2018) From the mid 1970s to the mid ‘80s, Carrie Lucas released half a dozen fine soul LP’s for SOLAR (and before that, Soul Train) Records. While labelmates such as Shalamar and Lakeside may have eclipsed her success in chart stats, the silky-voiced siren developed a dedicated following with romantic midtempo gems (“Just a Memory” and a cover of Barbara Lewis’s “Hello Stranger”) and funky grooves (“Show Me Where You’re Coming From,” “I Gotta Keep Dancin’,” and “Dance with You”).

(May 22, 2018) From the mid 1970s to the mid ‘80s, Carrie Lucas released half a dozen fine soul LP’s for SOLAR (and before that, Soul Train) Records. While labelmates such as Shalamar and Lakeside may have eclipsed her success in chart stats, the silky-voiced siren developed a dedicated following with romantic midtempo gems (“Just a Memory” and a cover of Barbara Lewis’s “Hello Stranger”) and funky grooves (“Show Me Where You’re Coming From,” “I Gotta Keep Dancin’,” and “Dance with You”).

It’s been nearly 30 years since Lucas last recorded. Music has gone through innumerable stylistic shifts during those decades; but true to the title of her new single, Lucas is sticking with the motto that “Some Things Never Change.” While her vocal range has naturally shifted, her soft touch and distinguished phrasing remains flavorful and finely fitting for the decidedly nostalgic production by Nigel Lowis—which takes a hint or two from “Show Me Where You’re Coming From.”

Take a First Listen to the new single below and let us know what you think!

by Justin Kantor

Carrie Lucas - "Some Things Never Change"

 

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