Following the release of their fourth album The Light and the success of their UK tour dates in January, Austin band Uncle Lucius have confirmed ‘Age of Reason’ to be the latest radio single from the record.
Written by founding bassist Hal Vorpahl, the song conceals a call to arms within the Stax Records-influenced vibe. “It’s a call to let go of limitations,” said singer Kevin Galloway, and among these barriers are religion, tradition, and tribe, for no matter their power in shaping us, “where we come from will never mean as much as where we’ve been.”
As the track quiets to a dissonant murmur, Galloway offers his sternest indictment: “We claim to serve divinity, yet we exploit those who believe.” The band caterwauls back into place, grinding and pulsating like a well-oiled machine. Probing painful truths should come as no surprise to long-time UL fans. From their debut effort, Something They Ain’t, Uncle Lucius has specialized in unvarnished reflections, whether in the thought provoking ‘Million Ways’ or the captivating ‘Keep the Wolves Away’, which propelled their outsider’s angle into the mainstream of Texas radio in 2013.
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