Shiny & Chrome

Since the release of their self titled debut album in 2017, Victorian musician Kate Lucas – aka Coda Chroma- has been dazzling audiences with a heartfelt delivery of rich symphonic folk tapestries. Following on from the immense double album of Inside The Still Life in 2019 comes Coda Chroma’s latest offering, her third album Dream-self.
Having moved out of the urban sprawl of Melbourne, and now based in Ballarat, Kate has made peace with the regional wonders that surround her and while tackling the activities of life has spent the better part of a year writing material for what would make up Dream-self.

If you’re already familiar with the music of Coda Chroma, you’d need no introduction to the wonder that is conjured up of whimsical folk narratives, set against a background of charged and uplifting interwoven string arrangements. Not to mention the powerful, choral vocal displays that make for an incredibly moving and rich album. Not that there isn’t room to breathe during the stripped back parts of the album that are still as emotionally tenderizing as the rest of the LP.

Before Coda Chroma comes to Sydney to launch her album at The Great Club with special guest Amy Vee, Kate Lucas of Coda Chroma took some time out to have a chat on The Band Next Door about pacing herself in the studio, fine-tuning the amount of songs on the record and working with her partner, producer/engineer Damien Charles.

Dream-self is out now.

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