Melodic dubstep kingpin Seven Lion is back with a new single, but it’s not what you’d expect. Allow us to introduce you to Lucy.
In stark contrast to his previous releases, Lucy is a hypnotic big room house cut laced with psy-trance vocal samples and dark sound effects. For those unaware, “Lucy” is a nickname for the drug LSD, and the song certainly plays out like a weird, reality-altering hallucinogenic. Despite the genre switch, Seven Lions’ skillful design and epic soundscapes are still apparent, and if you can leave your initial prejudice at the door, you’ll find a powerful festival banger.
While some fans are ready to decry the “death” of Seven Lions, the Santa Barbara producer has taken to Facebook to set things straight. You can read the full post down below, but in short, if you have a problem with his journey as an artist, you can “suck [his] balls.”
“Hey Guys, Lucy has hit beatport today. I figure I should do an explanation of this track since it seems to be the most controversial song I’ve ever put out (even more so than Serpent of Old… wow) Anyways. It all started one night when I was playing a bottle service club at an undisclosed location. Needless to say it was a fucking nightmare, not a single person in that room knew my music or wanted to hear anything remotely melodic. Me, being somewhat of a snarky asshole, decided to play all that psy trance I’ve been saving up for Burning Man just to weird them all out. It was a strange night for sure. But I had fun. Anyways. We had a long flight home the next day so I decided to grab some quotes about LSD from old movies and see if I could make a psy/bigroom combo track during the 6hr flight home. Lucy was born. So for everyone out there saying “RIP Seven Lions”… Suck my balls, you are the kind of people who make this feel like a job and not something I am doing for fun. For everyone else who has heard this song live on big ass speakers, I hope it did its job and weird-ed you out just a little bit”
Pick up Lucy on Beatport here.