Casey’s DJ Pick of the Week brings the spotlight to Jonny Lucas’ song, “Go Coastal”. Don’t let this song’s title fool you into the mood for some relaxed beats! Jonny Lucas captures the elements of a love unmatched both in its loyalty and in its wild energy. Although his name suggests he is a new artist just breaking into the scene, the confidence behind his lyrics and rhythm serve to suggest otherwise.
Lucas has extensive experience working with songwriting legends such as Desmond Child and Roger Cook. He’s continued to take the stage at larger international festivals like Glastonbury and The Isle Of Wight Festival. With this experience, his talent is far from unseen, even earning compliments from legendary guitarist, Jimmy Page. In Music Industry Weekly, Page gave his highest regards, “I loved it! Watching Jonny Lucas perform his set with multiple instruments on his loop pedal was like watching a 5D experience!”
Lucas brings a vibrant hook with direct lyrics to accompany the quick rock and roll flow of instruments. This is the song to play when you’re feeling liberated and connected! Lucas’ distinct style comes from a wide range of musical influences. In an interview with MIW he states, “If I were to just rattle off some of the artists that have had the biggest impact on my musical sound or style, I’d definitely say Tame Impala, Keene, Coldplay, Travis, Jeff Lynne, Ray Davis, and Paul McCartney. There’s a lot more, but these are some of my biggest musical influences.”
With these influences, and the songs we’ve heard from Lucas so far, it’s clear this is a name to get comfortable seeing. But don’t take our word for it, give the song a listen below!
Tune in to 100.1FM or lightning100.com to hear “Go Coastal” by Jonny Lucas. Also, tweet at us with #L100DJPick and share your take on the track! To check out more of Casey’s picks, visit lightning100.com/Casey