The experience of seeing Lucius perform can be a disorienting one. The tandem singing of frontwomen Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig — with almost no lead vocals or even trading off of lines within songs — offers few clues as to which voice is coming out of which singer. So it’s not surprising that, when they’re on the phone together from their home turf of Brooklyn, it’s a challenge to keep track of who’s who.
“Sometimes we’ll be recording something and we’ll listen back, and we can’t remember who sings what,” says someone who is either Laessig or Wolfe with a laugh. A voice explicitly identified as Laessig agrees (or possibly continues): “A lot of the time, people say they can’t tell us apart, and we say, ‘Well, we can’t tell us apart sometimes, either.’”