Jean-Philip Grobler, aka St. Lucia, grew up in Johannesburg, South Africa and traveled the world as a child with the Drakensberg Boys Choir School. As a young teenager he was introduced to Radiohead's seminal album OK Computer and from that point could never quite go back to his classical music training. St. Lucia left his native South Africa to study music for three years in Liverpool, England and ultimately ended up in New York City. It is there that he began recording as St. Lucia.
The electronic pop of St. Lucia is influenced strongly by the over the top pop music of the 80s. However, listen closer and you will hear other influences ranging from the African music heard as a child to classical horns. The track "We Got It Wrong" is refreshing dance-pop blown up to massive anthem size. "We Got It Wrong" will be released as a single January 31, 2012. It will be followed by a self-titled EP in March and later in the year the first full-length album ever released by the Neon Gold label. Check out St. Lucia's "We Got It Wrong" below.
- Listen to "We Got It Wrong"
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