St. Lucia is gearing up to release their new single "Help Me Run Away," taken from the group's upcoming album Matter. The track was co-written with pop writer extraordinaire Jack Antonoff who has penned hits with and for the likes of Taylor Swift, Charlie XCX and others.
St. Lucia's music is strongly associated with the 1980s and this may their most '80s track yet from Matter. While the other singles from the album have been heavy and romantic, this one is much more personal - a letter from frontman Jean-Philip Grobler to his adopted country of the United States. As he says in the first verse, "Thought I was living, living under cover / Now I'm a child, child without a mother / Who was a stranger to the American way / But now I'm fully ingrained to toe / You gotta help me run away."
The addition of Antonoff is felt with a more polished feel to the hook and how catchy the whole track is. The instrumental is steeped in 1980s nostalgia with pacey, sporadic synths in the second hook.
The visuals for "Help Me Run Away" are a trip as the viewer is constantly moving down a hallway. "Help Me Run Away" is taken from St. Lucia's new album Matter, which will be released next week on Jan. 29. Pre-order the album on iTunes.
The group are heading out on tour over the next month-and-a-half to take the album to the people across North America. Supported by Tigertown and Grace Mitchell at various stops, they will start in New York City, where the group is based, and then hit cities like Boston, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Denver and Toronto. Get full details on the tour here.