La Force, the breakout solo project of Broken Social Scene vocalist Ariel Engle, shared the new song “Lucky One” today. Engle says “‘Lucky One’ is about the fickle hand of fate, of having it all and knowing you can lose it at any time.” The song transcends in an R&B haze, oscillating between mysticism & melody in equal, effortless pacts. Performed with Warren Spicer (Plants & Animals), Liam O’Neill (SUUNS), Mishka Stein (Patrick Watson), and David French (BSS), “Lucky One” reflects the reverential tone of Engle’s vision, of a music universally informed and locally charged: astral and collaborative in nature.
Engle has emerged to the forefront of the Broken Social Scene collective via the band’s acclaimed 2017 album Hug Of Thunder, lending softly commanding lead vocals to the oblique anthem “Stay Happy” and the soaring “Gonna Get Better.” Stepping up to the role first helmed by the immeasurable talents Leslie Feist, Emily Haines (Metric), and Amy Millan (Stars), Engle brings La Force’s singularity to the familial energy of Broken Social Scene.
Borrowing her identity from the tarot card representing Strength – depicting a woman with gentle dominance over a lion – ‘La Force’ captures the tender / powerful essence of the music.
“Lucky One” will be available to stream and buy on Friday, June 8. La Force recently released the song “You Amaze Me” and will be releasing more music throughout 2018 via Arts & Crafts; stay tuned…