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Brisbane songstress Beth Lucas is well known about the scene for her emotionally powerhouse vocals accompanied by acoustic guitar, and her pop-punk songs that take you on a rollercoaster ride through her fears, hopes and dreams.
Her new EP Even If It Kills Me is the product of a hard slog. It began when Lucas almost gave up music entirely, and the result is an EP full of emotive storytelling at its very stripped back best. Lucas nails the vulnerable side of her mental health journey with nothing but her guitar and her voice.
Even If It Kills Me is so easy to sing along to, even after a few listens it is hard not to relate to her laid bare feelings. In just five tracks, Lucas covers everything from friendships and mental health to love and loss.
Even If It Kills Me is raw, emotive, storytelling at its very stripped back best
The EP kicks off with the first single and title track Even If It Kills Me, a poignant look into how life and where you think you are meant to be versus where you actually are. From there you have A Loss For Words which is more upbeat with a punchy chorus before Lucas softens down into her latest single Baby, I and the powerful Two Streets Over, then finishing on another upbeat, albeit slightly melancholy vibe with the track Stay Young.
Recorded, mixed and produced by Troy Brady (The Amity Affliction) Even If It Kills Me captures Lucas’s raw, edgy emotions expertly and should be a staple in any pop-punk emo fans collection.
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STANDOUT TRACKS: Baby, I, Two Streets Over, Even If It Kills Me