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LUX the band share the thought-provoking track ‘Infinite Mind’

LUX the band, founded by New Yorker Angela Randall and Parisian Sylvain Laforge, brings a sound they call ‘velvet rock’ to the music scene. Releasing their debut album Super 8 in 2017, then again with bonus tracks in 2019, their follow-up Gravity, was recorded at the legendary Studio Black Box with Peter Deimel. Earlier this year, they released more tracks recorded in the studio, bringing a live sound to Before Night Falls – The Black Box Sessions EP, featuring covers of Neil Young and PJ Harvey alongside new versions of some of Gravity’s best. On stage and in the studio, Laforge’s guitar and Randall’s vocals are complemented by Julien Boisseau on bass and Amaury Blanchard on drums.

Opening with an immediate classic feel that transports you to the world the band is set on creating, LUX the band’s new single ‘Infinite Mind’ sets to help you experience just that, an insight into the constant evolution of thoughts and action. The thoughtful poetry of the lyricism aside, the band build a soundscape of technical riffs and licks, steady grooves and passionate vocals. Exploding in the first moments, the track settles into its strengths, giving them plenty of room to light up the atmosphere time after time with climactic choruses and a ferocious guitar solo that allows lead guitarist Sylvain Laforge to showcase the extent of his skills.

The founders of the band explain, “‘Infinite Mind’ was recorded on tape, mixed and mastered as almost all of our songs have been, at Studio Black Box, France with the base tracks all played live. ‘Infinite Mind’ is a straightforward, up-tempo tune with 4 chords in a minor key straight-up rock song with a memorable gimmick and a Laforge trademark solo. But if the chorus is intentionally simple (all the better for those who wish to sing along!) the verses are woven with small fantastical details that take us for a walk through the writer’s infinite mind.

The lyrics seek to capture a moment, to suspend time long enough to look closely at a state of mind where beauty and love reside next to life’s small frustrations as we count down the hours of the day, every day. Contemplating the sentiment of being “on the outside, looking in”. The song ends with the hopeful determination, ‘retreat, toss out the garbage and redefine’. A song for springtime renewal for our infinite mind.”