South X Lullaby: Lucius For our first South X Lullaby of SXSW 2016, we met the pop band Lucius on a bridge over Waller Creek at 10:00 p.m. for a ballad about finding your way in the unknown.

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South X Lullaby: Lucius

At 10:00 p.m. on a wooden bridge over Waller Creek in Austin, Texas, two shocks of orange hair lit up the night. The musicians in Lucius gathered to perform our first South X Lullaby. Clad in matching blue onesies and jackets, Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig sang "Dusty Trails," the closing song off their brand new record Good Grief, backed by Dan Molad, Andrew Burri and Peter Lalish. It's a song about finding your way in life, and growing older without losing hope. It is reassuring in its fortitude, and ceaseless in its hope. They fork into a three part harmony with guitarist Burri that splits the night as they sing "We'll be alright." They break down to an a cappella section that ends with the line, "Some may say / when you go halfway / you only have halfway to go." So we found Lucius — on a bridge, between one creek bed and the other, bringing us all the way home.

Credits

Producers: Bob Boilen, Mito Habe-Evans; Videographers: Mito Habe-Evans, Nickolai Hammar; Editor: Nickolai Hammar; Audio Engineer: Josh Rogosin; Executive Producer: Anya Grundmann

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