Atlanta band Lunar Vacation have self-released just two EPs while still in college and have already sold out venues in Atlanta, Los Angeles, Austin and New York. Today, they released their latest single “Unlucky” which premiered via The FADER. FADER wrote “”You’re in love and I’m unlucky,” sings a heartbroken Grace Repasky on Lunar Vacation’s gorgeous new song. “Unlucky” comes from a place of sadness but with an eye on the future, broken but not defeated. Dan Gleason of Grouplove produced the Atlanta band’s first release since 2018 EP Artificial Flavors and brings the tear-stained waltz to life, pushing Repasky’s melodies to the fore and letting the band whirl gently in the background.” The track is available to stream now and will be available on DSPs tomorrow, March 11 here.
“Unlucky” was recorded with producer Dan Gleason (Grouplove) and engineer T.J. Elias who will also be working on their forthcoming full length album.
Of the song, lead singer Grace Repasky says “Unlucky was the first song that stuck after around five months of not writing anything that I was happy with. In March of 2019, I was feeling really discouraged with music, was having trouble with some relationships and got cheated on. Looking back, I definitely wrote it in a mindset of self pity and wallowing in sadness, but the song has changed meaning over time. The song wasn’t fully finished until October of that year, which gave me time to really think about what I wanted to say with it. But now, I feel it’s more about reflecting on things that happen in your life and how to grow from it, realizing that you aren’t the only one who goes through shit. Even though it may feel like nothing is going right for you, everything happens for a reason and it shapes you to grow.”
In addition to the new single, Lunar Vacation have announced spring tour dates with Manchester Orchestra as well as a performance at Shaky Knees. See below for a full run down.
U.S. TOUR DATES:
4/23 – Columbia, SC – The Senate*
4/24 – Chattanooga, TN – The Signal*
4/25 – Huntsville, AL – Mars Music Hall*
5/2 – Atlanta, GA – Vinyl (Shaky Knees Late Night Show)^