Photo by Holger Nitschke
Lucy Kruger started off in South Africa and is now based in Berlin. Her band, Lucy Kruger & The Lost Boys, has released a single that is a little all over the place in a good way. At times "Burning Building" sounds like a straight up pop song, albeit a dark one. But then this bizarre wall of noise comes flooding in. The vocals range from cheerleading chants, to a rough growl, to a whisper. The song is a swirling, dark, hypnotic track that makes the listener feel like something has just happened to them, and I mean that in a positive way. It's a rough sounding track, but also oddly poppy. Probably the closest artist I've heard that sounds anything like Lucy Kruger & The Lost Boys is PJ Harvey.