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The Telegraph :: New London, Connecticut

Led by husband-and-wife duo South Africa-born Jean-Philip Grobler and Germany-born Patti Beranek, the group retreat from a fractured world on fire and into the glow of a rapturous synth-spiked electro-pop catharsis-akin to a dance party at the edge of existence. On the aptly titled Utopia album, St. Lucia beams out a light of their own and shines brighter than ever. "In a way, this is my personal rebellion against the darkness of the world," states Jean-Philip. "From the beginning, the name St. Lucia came from me making escapist music. In South Africa, there's a place called St. Lucia, and it's similar to the island in the Caribbean because it's where you escape. It's utopia. There are many ideas of utopia, whether it means virus-free or a virtual tech utopia. It's easy to feel depressed these days, so I'm trying to bring something joyous to the world. I was sick of seeing stuff on the Internet, and I just wanted to feel good. That's what being human is about. We have to feel alive, no matter what is happening around us."
Led by husband-and-wife duo South Africa-born Jean-Philip Grobler and Germany-born Patti Beranek, the group retreat from a fractured world on fire and into the glow of a rapturous synth-spiked electro-pop catharsis-akin to a dance party at the edge of existence. On the aptly titled Utopia album, St. Lucia beams out a light of their own and shines brighter than ever. "In a way, this is my personal rebellion against the darkness of the world," states Jean-Philip. "From the beginning, the name St. Lucia came from me making escapist music. In South Africa, there's a place called St. Lucia, and it's similar to the island in the Caribbean because it's where you escape. It's utopia. There are many ideas of utopia, whether it means virus-free or a virtual tech utopia. It's easy to feel depressed these days, so I'm trying to bring something joyous to the world. I was sick of seeing stuff on the Internet, and I just wanted to feel good. That's what being human is about. We have to feel alive, no matter what is happening around us."
067003132015
Utopia - Easter Yellow & Baby Blue
Artist: St. Lucia
Format: Vinyl
New: Available $27.98
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1. ()
2. Separate World
3. Another Lifetime
4. Rocket On My Feet
5. The Golden Age
6. Memory
7. Take Me Away
8. Touch
9. Gimme The Night
10. )(
11. Shame
12. .
13. Hey Now

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Led by husband-and-wife duo South Africa-born Jean-Philip Grobler and Germany-born Patti Beranek, the group retreat from a fractured world on fire and into the glow of a rapturous synth-spiked electro-pop catharsis-akin to a dance party at the edge of existence. On the aptly titled Utopia album, St. Lucia beams out a light of their own and shines brighter than ever. "In a way, this is my personal rebellion against the darkness of the world," states Jean-Philip. "From the beginning, the name St. Lucia came from me making escapist music. In South Africa, there's a place called St. Lucia, and it's similar to the island in the Caribbean because it's where you escape. It's utopia. There are many ideas of utopia, whether it means virus-free or a virtual tech utopia. It's easy to feel depressed these days, so I'm trying to bring something joyous to the world. I was sick of seeing stuff on the Internet, and I just wanted to feel good. That's what being human is about. We have to feel alive, no matter what is happening around us."
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