Tony Bennett: Duets II features the singer's greatest hits, performed by Bennett and today's biggest stars, including John Mayer, Michael Buble, k.d. lang, Sheryl Crow, Willie Nelson, Queen Latifah, Norah Jones, Josh Groban, Faith Hill, Alejandro Sanz, Carrie Underwood and more. The sessions air on Friday, January 27, 2012, at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings).
"It is a record that begs you not to sit in the difficult moments, but to dance through them," Wolfe says. "It touches upon all these stages of grief-and some of that is breakthrough, by the way. Being able to have the full spectrum of the experience that we have had, or that I've had in my divorce, or that we had in lockdown, having our careers come to a halt, so to speak. I think you can really hear and feel the spectrum of emotion and hopefully find the joy in the darkness. It does exist. That's why we made Second Nature and why we wanted it to sound the way it did: our focus was on dancing our way through the darkness."Of working on the project Carlile shares, "Lucius has been one of my favorite bands since their first studio album. I kept running into them at festivals and finding myself mystified by their power.This album feels like home to me and anyone growing up surrounded by 80s and 90s pop, but somehow Second Nature is the beginning of a new era-not just for Lucius, but for all of us. We need to get back up on our feet and that's what this album is insisting we do. This is my first co-production with my dear pal Dave Cobb and I don't know if I've ever been prouder even to witness something let alone get my hands on it. It was an absolute blast."
Recorded primarily at Nashville's historic RCA Studio A, the 10-song album was written by Laessig and Wolfe and features their longtime band members producer Dan Molad and Peter Lalish alongside Solomon Dorsey, with additional contributions from Drew Erickson, Rob Moose and Gabriel Cabezas with mixing by Rob Kinelski and Molad as well as Carlile and Sheryl Crow on backing vocals.Second Nature is Lucius' third full-length album and first since 2016's Good Grief. Widely acclaimed since their debut in 2013, The New York Times declares, "Luscious, luminous, lilting lullabies," while NPR Music asserts, "gorgeous, joyful songs" and Pitchfork praises, "powerful voices and a keen sense of melody." In addition to their work in the band, Laessig and Wolfe have recorded with Sheryl Crow, Harry Styles, The War on Drugs, Ozzy Osborne and John Legend and toured extensively alongside Roger Waters.Watch the new performance here:LUCIUS SPRING NORTH AMERICAN TOURMay 4-New York, NY-Beacon TheatreMay 6-Montclair, NJ-The Wellmont Theater*May 7-Philadelphia, PA-Theatre of Living Arts*May 9-Washington, DC-9:30 Club*May 11-Raleigh, NC-Lincoln Theatre*May 13-Atlanta, GA-Variety Playhouse*May 14-Nashville, TN-Ryman Auditorium*May 16-Louisville, KY-Headliners*May 17-Cleveland, OH-Beachland Ballroom*May 18-Toronto, ON-The Opera House*May 20-Chicago, IL-Metro*May 21-St. Paul, MN-Palace Theatre*July 23-Newport, RI-Newport Folk Festival*with support from Celisse
Two years and untold political and moral desecrations later, who could have predicted just how important this band and the album would become? By the time Patterson Hood, Mike Cooley and company arrived at the Brooklyn Bowl last night for the first of two shows, they were met by a house full of fans ready for their brand of guitar-driven rock for thinking people. There was nothing subtle about it and DBT took no prisoners. 2b1af7f3a8