More about @LucienDante’s album Our Of We


Last week was one of those weeks when one song came out of nowhere and floored me, and that is “Black Water” by Chicago-based singer/songwriter Lucien Dante from his album Our Of We.  It debuted on my chart at #21 with its expressive vocal, engaging charm, and gorgeous arrangement.  While it remains my favourite from the album, Our Of We is full of other delights which will keep you thinking as you’re listening.  Lucien’s influences seem to come from all over – I hear pop, classical, folk, EDM, and R&B/soul at various times – and he doesn’t sound like anyone in particular.  Most of his songs seem to be delivered with a shy-sounding vocal that gives perspective from a viewpoint of wonder, discovery, and keen interest.  But when he breaks away from a minimalist sound and heads toward a powerful bridge or chorus, the confidence in his craft really comes out.  Most of the songs are produced by TKANG! who obviously has a good read on what the singer is trying to convey.  I’ll admit the songs aren’t really for everyone but Lucien is very persuasive.  So do yourself a favour and check out the club-worthy “Ivory Toast”, “Spark”, “Light, Love & Chaos” and the hip-hop flavoured “Love Me Lessons (Imma Be)” (nothing to do with the Black Eyed Peas 😉 ) as starting points.  This is a great start from a singer/songwriter who consistently delivers, making Our Of We a personal, sincere, and enlightening experience!  Listen to the album above (and do download “Black Water” for free on Lucien’s Soundcloud page) and pick it up on iTunes.

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  1. […] fastest riser on the chart should be no surprise to readers who followed my recent post about Chicago-based singer/songwriter Lucien Dante’s album Our Of We.  “Black Water” is oh-so-different but captivating with a unique vocal and […]

  2. […] intriguing vibe of that song helped get it to #5 on the BILLCS Top 30, and I subsequently wrote a blog post about his album Our Of We. […]

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