Tracking and Mixing Lucette: Deluxe Hotel Room
DELUXE HOTEL ROOM is the sophomore effort from Lucette, aka Lauren Gillis. This album finds Canadian singer/songwriter/ keyboardist Lauren deep in the eclectic production world of metamodern country artist Sturgill Simpson. I heard the album on NPR’s First Listen and I was immediately struck by its minimalist approach and the beautiful sense of space on display across its nine tracks. Deluxe Hotel Room is not your typical genre fare—on the contrary. Its lush, open landscapes are dotted with organic electronic instrumentation and textures alongside tastefully effected bass, drums and saxophone, all with Lauren’s beautiful vocals front and center.
The minute I finished my first listen, I knew I had to find out more about how it was conceived, record-ed and mixed. Below we speak with engineer Sean Sullivan and the artist herself. Come along and spend some time in the Deluxe Hotel Room.