St Lucia’s electronic pop has been on our radar for some time now. Jean-Philip Grobler, the man behind St Lucia, released an EP in the spring which was full of lovely, 80s-influenced melodies. He then went very quiet until last week, when he released the majestic ‘September’.
Grobler is from South Africa originally, and ‘September’ reminds us of another band from the Southern Hemisphere. Cut Copy made one of the albums of the year last year, so the comparison is entirely complimentary – and ‘September’ is a gorgeous, sprawling pop song. Now it’s been given the Alex Metric treatment: generally a good thing and it’s no different here, with Metric adding some real oomph.