TRACK: Lusts – ‘heavy thoughts’

With their critically acclaimed debut album Illuminations already behind them, brothers Andrew and James Stone aka Lusts are back with bang and eager to showcase what they’ve been working over the past year. ‘heavy thoughts’ enters with a thick Eurythmics-esque beat chased by distortion pedals and exciting rhythms to culminate in their inexplicably indie-pop style.

2015 brought success for Lusts with the release of the much feated Illuminations which was met with a stellar response including Huw Stephens premiering the track on BBC Radio 1. Now that they’ve had much need rest and rejuvenation, the duo are keen to present their refreshed work.

Speaking of the track itself, Andrew summarises the idea behind their new work: “We always want to juxtapose ideas and themes — looking for a utopia in the darkness. We wanted to create a song that simultaneously revelled in destructiveness, whilst also critiquing it. The book really shocked me growing up, and continues to do so. This track is about pushing us to explore parts of ourselves and the people around us.”

This new entrance for Lusts presents the pair back doing exactly what they do best, with pacing drum beats and echoing vocals that pull together for a song which feels like the soundtrack to your Saturday antics. Alongside whispered hopes for a second album, as well as a list of 2018 live dates this track unleashes a year of aspirations for the Midlands duo.