We’re big fans of St. Lucia over here at The Sights and Sounds, so any day with a new track by him is cause for celebration. Breezy and with lofty ambitions, St. Lucia’s new single “Elevate” channels Washed Out’s recent rebirth and couples it with HAERTS-esque soaring choruses to great effect. Over trop-pop synths and tribal beats that channel the ethereal, “Elevate” takes your soul and spirals it straight into the clouds.
Lyrically, it’s a departure from his most infamous single, “Before The Dive” (a song which if it didn’t end up on your best of list for 2012, someone had you captive in a cave). Whereas “Before The Dive” found him finding freedom by descending into the basest of human emotions–a well intentioned yet libidinal tour through a bathhouse in search of real life–“Elevate” is all about leaving all imprints of this world behind.