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Review: "Humans" - Lucius Arthur

Lucius Arthur releases chaotic, upbeat alt-pop song “Humans.” It can be hard to not care about what others think, but Lucius is taking a stand on societal hypocrites. In order to take the power back in your life, you have to simply do what’s best for you and not let outside voices sway your intentions. People are going to judge you regardless, so you might as well go out swinging. Being unapologetically yourself is immensely brave, and as terrifying as it can seem, it is the only way to set yourself free from naysayers and self-doubt. A lot of humans judge you outwardly for the same things they hold internally. Projection is a dime a dozen these days, so instead of letting someone else’s judgment taint your self-introspection, take it with a grain of salt, and continue living your life the way it fulfills you. Growing up, it can seem like a competition for who can have the most people at their birthday parties, but as you get older and wiser, a shrinking circle is a sign of maturity and realizing quantity is overrated, and quality is something to hold tight. You’re never going to please everybody, and someone will always have something to say, so you might as well give them something to talk about.

“Humans” is the first single off of Lucius Arthur’s debut album, A Violent Dichotomy. This labor of love is infused with high energy and chaotic ethos of the screams and emo music reminiscent of the San Diego music scene from Lucius’ adolescence. A Violent Dichotomy combines his mother’s love of American R&B, his father’s affinity for British pop and rock music, and his unrestricted access to every genre of music at his fingertips with YouTube and online streaming. This project has aesthetic ties to sci-fi films and anime. His music is self-proclaimed "progressive alien deathcore.” The most meaningful part of creating music is using his talent to enable a path to self-discovery for his listeners and the global awareness of our world that comes with that. Lucius Arthur uses his music to address the themes of identity, free will, and truth, and “Humans” questions those social constructs and age-old philosophies.

Lucius Arthur is a musician in a league of his own from Inglewood, CA. Besides performing, he is an immaculate songwriter and producer. From has Inglewood studio, he has written and produced tracks for some of LA’s most influential underground artists. He uses his craft to tackle some of life’s toughest questions about self-identity and what it means to be human. His New single “The Dream Hotel” from his latest project, The Dream Hotel, is available on all streaming platforms May 25th. He will continue to push buttons, open up the minds of his listeners, and be an example of authenticity. Follow Lucius Arthur on social media below, and let him know how you defy social norms and what you think it means to be human!

Written By Grace Chapman



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