“I’ve played Passerby on repeat, for months it was the only album I wanted to listen to.” -Matt Berninger (The National)
In a world where instant gratification is the norm, patience has become a rare commodity. But for Zoë Randell and Steve Hassett, who make up indie-folk duo Luluc (pronounced Loo-LUKE), letting things unfold in due time not only defines their career trajectory, it also works as a pretty good description of their approach to making music. Music that Sub Pop co-founder Jonathan Poneman describes as “bracing, subtle, tender and magnificent”.
So while it may seem like Randell and Hassett’s history is littered with all kinds of good luck—from their initial meeting, to their relationship with The National’s Aaron Dessner, to their deal with Sub Pop, to grabbing the attention of Nick Drake’s producer—being in the right place at the right time isn’t just about fate. It’s about knowing when something feels right and having the confidence that people will respond when they’re ready.
The wait is over. The world is ready to hear Luluc quiet and clear.
“Small Window” from the 7/15/14 Luluc album Passerby. Directed by Nacho Rodríguez (www.mistercoo.com). Director of Photography: Clara Asanza.