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I Love Lucid Music
Prior to Scarlet's Web, Theresa was the lead singer of Lucid where she
co-wrote and also played keyboards. Lucid's four year old self-titled
album contains twelve rock tracks featuring her stunning vocal work;
two digital audio music CDs are available from the
Unlike the contasting textures of the Scarlet's Web project, Lucid's songs
all move right along and are either pop/rock or new wave in their construction.
Fans of Madonna and Blondie will certainly enjoy their music. Lead and backing
vocal work is stunning and arrangements feature lots of guitar with riffs
spanning both instrumental and vocal excursions.
We asked Scarlet about the album and she told us, "I would say the better
tracks are "Sweet Life," "Mystic Girl" and "Sorry Sister"." These tracks
are indeed the best of the lot, each with stunning lead vocal work, mixed
way up above the instrumentals. "Sweet Life" opens the album with lots of
instrumental power, but the lead vocal is crystalline and like the artist's
other work, mixed way above the backing. "Mystic Life" has a similar
characteristic yet the guitar parts are thicker and more pronounced. Again
the lead vocal is crystalline, powerful and inspiring. Our personal favourite
is "Sorry Sister" which has the basic construction of a ballad but the instrumental
and vocal dynamics give it a slightly harder edge. The chorus is lovely.
The album contains a great collection of memorable pop and rock songs
each with stunning vocal work, excellent instrumentation and effective
arrangements. It works well as an ensemble, and perfectly illustrates
the power and range of the band's lead vocalist. Clearly stunning from a
female vocal perspective, Lucid's album is worth further exploration and
provides a wonderful introduction to this tremendous vocalist!