LECIA TO ROCK ON
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
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.