2018 feels like a lifetime ago. Even without the time warp that this pandemic has been, the increasing speed of life consistently abetted by technology makes four years feel like a lifetime. In reality, though, it wasn’t all that long ago that the husband-wife duo of St. Lucia released their last album, Hyperion, featuring vibrant, funky dance singles “Walking Away” and “Paradise Is Waiting.” Today, though, they return with their first new music since then, and “Rocket on My Feet” hardly feels removed from the upbeat sounds they last presented us with.
“It feels so good to finally have new music out in the world after nearly four years,” the duo’s Jean-Philip Grobler shares. “We were deeply affected by the pandemic on so many levels, just like everyone—and there's a whole side to our new material that deals with those darker feelings. But at some point in early 2021, a light began to shine through this new music and we started to realize that it's important for us to inspire people, and ourselves, to truly live again. The world has become so divided, but music is one thing that can bring us back together."
Countering those “darker feelings” he references, “Rocket” is a welcome return to the dance floor with a vibrant animated video bringing its stargazing lyrics to life. Watch it below, and stream the new track—their first with new label Nettwerk Records—here.