Lucia & The Best Boys sound as powerful and vital as ever on ‘Perfectly Untrue’

The track is from their new four-track EP The State Of Things, released on October 9th

The track is from their new four-track EP The State Of Things, released on October 9th

Following their last release, the more somber and measured ‘Let Go’, Lucia and The Best Boys have turned the volume back up on their stomping and instantly iconic new single ‘Perfectly Untrue’.

The track seems to show a different side of the same coin to its predecessor, while ‘Let Go’ seemed hopelessly heartbroken, ‘Perfectly Untrue’ feels more like a reclamation of power. The track sees the the band delve back into heavier alternative pop territory, but the emphasis seems to be more on atmosphere and tone rather than the more grizzled and fuzzy sounds that they have crafted in the past.

With release after release Lucia and The Best Boys portray an act at the peak of their powers while constantly showing more facets and sides to their endlessly creative sound. ‘Perfectly Untrue’ is the latest in a string of successes for the outfit.

Speaking about the new single, Lucia said, “Perfectly Untrue was written a couple of weeks after I wrote ‘Let Go’. This recording is in its original form, which Chris Greatti and myself powered on an all nighter till 4am, as I was leaving LA the next day. It’s funny to listen to them both back to back as it shows the many mixed emotions I was going through during heart-break, feeling strong and capable one minute, then distraught and confused the next. The only way through seemed to be to pretend that everything was fine or perfect whereas in reality it was Perfectly Untrue. I can definitely say now looking back that this is the worst solution ever, but also I know that it is just a coping mechanism that people use as escapism. When you are in a weird or dark headspace you see many versions of yourself that you didn’t even know existed. Perfectly Untrue’s “Happy Go Lucky” sound portrays the fake joy I pushed myself to feel in order to avoid the sad truth, which is displayed in the lyrics that are also coated in glitter and glamour – “dressed up in gold” and “dance until I die”.