Lecia Louise’s new LP Live at Sero­tonin Stu­dios cap­tures the raw rock-and-roll en­ergy cer­tain to be on stage at Lit­tle Big Fest to­mor­row night

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - NEWS - AM­BER MACPHER­SON

Lecia Louise knows life can be tough, but giv­ing up should never be an op­tion. It’s this sen­ti­ment that’s ex­plored in her sin­gle Quit­ting’s a Breeze off her lat­est record Live at Sero­tonin Stu­dios.

The song is a slower track for the Gold Coast artist, but it still de­liv­ers in the elec­tri­fy­ing gui­tar so­los and raw rock beats Lecia is known for.

“Quit­ting’s a Breeze is about a close friend in life who is suf­fer­ing ter­ri­ble de­pres­sion and for that per­son it was eas­ier to quit on life,” Lecia says. “The friends of peo­ple who have de­pres­sion can lose good friends through that ter­ri­ble process.

“Quit­ting is easy – there’s a bit of sar­casm in the name. It’s to let peo­ple know who are go­ing through such a tough time to not quit. It does get bet­ter.”

Lecia and her mu­si­cal side­kicks the Pink Po­lice are pre­par­ing to head­line Lit­tle Big Fest at Palm Beach to­mor­row night, part of Lecia’s tour of dates launch­ing her new LP.

As the name sug­gests, the al­bum was recorded live in stu­dio, cap­tur­ing the en­ergy of her band­mates in the heat of an ex­ten­sive gig­ging stint.

“At the time when we jumped in to record, we had been tour­ing quite a lot with my band,” Lecia says.

“I was soon to go over­seas to tour with­out them; I wanted to cap­ture our tight­ness and vibe we had been cre­at­ing.

“We went for it live to­gether, mess and all.

“I’m very happy with how it turned out, I think I should do more records like that.”

This year was a whirl­wind for Lecia, play­ing dozens of shows and fes­ti­vals be­fore head­ing over­seas to tour through Europe solo.

It was that very tour in Berlin at 5am after a night of no sleep that the film clip for Quit­ting’s a Breeze was recorded.

“I wanted to do some­thing a lit­tle bit dif­fer­ent for that film clip,” Lecia says.

“Be­ing in Aus­tralia you don’t see a lot of places in the world. To be able to see the Berlin Wall, and other lo­ca­tions in Berlin in a mu­sic video is unique.

“And Berlin is one of my favourite cities. It’s such a cre­ative city. There’s so many peo­ple cre­at­ing vis­ual arts and au­dio, it’s such a free place to cre­ate.”

The sun­rise film time was a stroke of ge­nius for Lecia as well, with the streets empty of peo­ple.

“There were a few peo­ple around, but ev­ery­one was mostly sleep­ing,” Lecia says.

“We could get dif­fer­ent an­gles as well from dif­fer­ent lo­ca­tions.”

Lecia prom­ises an en­er­getic night of live rock mu­sic for pun­ters at Lit­tle Big Fest. “It’s been go­ing very fun, and good times,” Lecia says. “There’ll be ex­cite­ment, en­ergy, the night of your lives.”

Lit­tle Big Fest to­mor­row at the Cur­rumbin Sports Club on Throw­ers Drive. En­try is $20 and doors open 6pm

Lecia Louise will head­line Lit­tle Big Fest at Palm Beach to­mor­row night.

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