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Even in the urban wilds of Brooklyn, there may be no one else like Jean-Philip Grobler, aka St. Lucia. Originally from Johannesberg, St. Lucia grew up performing with the Drakensberg Boys Choir School. When the choir wasn’t traveling - they toured Japan, Australia, Europe and more - they stayed in an enclave tucked in the South African mountains, learning everything from Bach to minimalist opera.

A young musician could hardly find better training. But musically, St Lucia’s heart lay elsewhere, and South Africa was full of other rhythms. “My mom says I used to sing along to Michael Jackson,” he says - an ordinary anecdote, until he adds, “when I was an infant.” As a young teenager, he started to feel that he’d had his fill of classical, and it felt like an epiphany when he discovered the direct emotionality of pop. Eventually, he left the creative “small pond” of South Africa for England, where he spent three years studying music in Liverpool.

St. Lucia’s journey ended - as so many journeys do - in New York City, where he started working on the tracks that would ultimately turn into his self titled debut release on Neon Gold. The atmospheric quality of St. Lucia’s electronic pop is powerful, with the musician’s global travels and history of secret hideaways effortlessly passed onto the audience through his dreamy, shimmering synths.

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  • kelseymillz

    October 17 at The Fonda!!! Could not be more excited to see two of my favorite bands: St. Lucia AND HAERTS! Such a killer lineup for this show

    15 Oct 9:47pm Reply
  • bangBANG_urDEAD

    How many of you remember Conway on tour with St.Lucia on the West Coast? Check out her new EP "Shut Up" on iTunes now!

    26 Sep 12:04am Reply
  • Lizzzieryan

    If anyones looking for a new playlist with fresh songs check out the College 101 playlist on Spotify -- it has St. Lucia, Rufus Du Sol, Jack White, and MORE. and Spotify Premium is just 4.99 per month if you're a student :) http://open.spotify.com/user/myplay.com/playlist/0VkhN48djiq7VMzTc2nuZ9

    15 Sep 3:55am Reply
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    12 Sep 2:52pm Reply
  • Melodeh

    if anyone happens to be looking for new music, check out RUFUS, i think you'd love his stuff! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-75cTvn8gXQ

    24 Aug 8:44pm Reply
  • Eline95x

    So great to see them live!

    20 Aug 4:18pm Reply
  • kelseymillz

    If you guys are into St. Lucia you gotta check out The Griswolds!! Their new album is out on 8/26 :) It's gonna be incredible!

    19 Jul 8:29pm Reply
  • CatalystDM

    the new James Murphy?

    1 Jul 11:48pm Reply
  • rustedembrace

    I'm trying to find an instrumental of The Way You Remember Me for a slideshow I'm making and I can't find anything. Can anyone help?

    16 Jun 12:25am Reply
  • harajukudude

    I Think the person to comment before me like's St. Lucia.

    5 Jun 5:42pm Reply
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    24 May 3:35pm Reply
  • kelseymillz

    Loving the new video from Strange Talk... If you're a St. Lucia fan you'd def love these guys

    7 May 5:13am Reply
  • Okyere

    SO AMAZING

    28 Apr 7:39pm Reply
  • Melodeh

    Hey if anyone likes Strange Talk, their new album Cast Away is coming out April 29th!

    18 Apr 5:43pm Reply
  • loftnettle

    So incredibly wonderful live.

    6 Mar 5:40am Reply
  • Jorisdejager

    <3

    2 Mar 9:22pm Reply
  • Michahh

    Closer Than This is my favorite one! [2]

    31 Jan 11:20am Reply
  • garynotrashcoug

    Has that distinct 80s/new wave vibe, much like Twin Shadow.

    26 Jan 4:58am Reply
  • neuryl

    All Eyes On You ♥ [3]

    5 Jan 1:40am Reply
  • spinal-scratch

    "All Eyes On You" might just be my favorite song of 2013. And I listened to a lot of new ones this year.

    17 Dec 2013 Reply
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