Lucette (opening for Delta Rae)
20th Century Theater, 3021 Madison Rd, Cincinnati, OH
7pm doors, 8pm show, Buy Tickets
Eclectic Canadian artist Lucette will support Delta Rae at 20th Century Theater on June 26 in support of her new album Deluxe Hotel Room, which releases on May 17 via Rock Creek Music/Thirty Tigers. Produced by Sturgill Simpson, Deluxe Hotel Room finds Lucette moving away from the roots-based sound showcased on her 2014 debut into a deeper, more ethereal style built on a foundation of R&B, pop and soul. Her cutting, honest lyrics are informed by life experiences in love, loss and battling inner demons as she comes into her own both personally and artistically. For more insight, view the NPR Music First Listen Feature, and listen to the debut track “Angel” featured via Billboard.
Deluxe Hotel Room is an impressive sophomore effort that finds Lucette digging deeper to deliver a richer, bolder sound as she explores the depths of loneliness and the enduring strength that comes from reaching the other side. With cathartic confessionals that avoid clichés, Lucette conquers fear and adversity while continuing to discover who she is as an artist. The album employs understated yet expansive arrangements and enchanting melodies that allow space for Lucette’s confident vocals to be placed front and center. Featuring poignant, evocative depictions of the rawest human emotions, Deluxe Hotel Room is as vulnerable as it is empowered. These nine songs will resonate with anyone who has experienced the darkest of life’s moments, offering a sense of solace and solidarity as Lucette finds her own inner strength and inspires others to do the same. Hear the powerful new track “Talk To Myself” via Rolling Stone Country.
Lucette, whose real name is Lauren Gillis, released her striking Dave Cobb-produced debut Black Is the Color five years ago, showcasing her stirring vocals and engrossing, illustrative storytelling. She captured the attention of critics and fans alike with her breakout track “Bobby Reid”, a sauntering murder ballad that was featured on the Netflix special Nanette and has since garnered over 4-million Spotify streams to date. Influenced by legendary songwriters and fellow Canadians Leonard Cohen and Joni Mitchell, Lucette crafted a style that originally leaned more toward roots music. She spent the next several years developing her writing and live performances, while seeking to expand her sonic palette and touring with artists including Simpson, Mason Jennings, Joe Ely and David Ramirez. Her collaboration with Simpson has pushed her sound even further, introducing synth lines, drum-machine beats and soulful saxophone tones to create a style that keeps one foot firmly planted in tradition while the other takes a giant step forward.