The recording of Lucid 3’s new album Dawn Planes, has been a radically different process for the long-time independent artists - now signed to EMI. For the first time they used an outside producer, award-winning David Long (Lord Of The Rings, Dave Dobbyn, Fur Patrol).
The songs on Dawn Planes were written between New Plymouth and Europe, where Victoria has spent time in the last two years.
“I did so much touring/travelling around New Zealand and some parts of Europe, during the time I was writing the songs on Dawn Planes. The contrasts of the various places are revealed in the diversity of the songs. The title track, Dawn Planes, was triggered after I accidentally left my dictaphone in my guitar case and recorded the eerie sound of engines rising as we left Wellington airport at dawn. This Soldier is an anthem written after being stranded for some days in China,”.
The songs are in keeping with her characteristic writing style, but she has made use of more traditional song-writing tools. Marcus Lawson and Derek Metivie's rhythm section and contribution to the music put the distinctively Lucid 3 stamp on the tracks. Before the band went into the studio, they worked with Dave Dobbyn who shared his celebrated skills in song arrangement with the trio.
Dawn Planes will be the first local release to feature the new ‘Open Disc’ technology, unlocking exclusive Lucid 3 content to the fan who purchases the CD.
01 Dawn Planes
02 Burning On The Sun
03 Echo Back
04 All Ready Now
05 Oh Sister
06 Every Dollar
07 This Soldier
08 No No
09 Counterfeits And Judases
10 To The City
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