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Lucinda Chua - New EP 'Reclaiming the Rose'
Lucinda Chua : New EP 'Reclaiming the Rose'
1st December 2023

"Chua creates landscapes out of the hollow spaces within her. Each track becomes its own kind of home" - Pitchfork

“part of a wave of artists doing fascinating experimental music rooted in classical traditions” - Stereogum

“Chua glides across the emotional currents of a crystalline landscape.” - PAPER

Following the release of her critically-acclaimed debut album YIAN earlier this year, Lucinda Chua today shares her brand new EP, Reclaiming The Rose, out now.

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The EP arrives after Chua announced her debut headlining US dates earlier this month, set to take place in February. She’ll be coming to Public Records in New York and Zebulon in LA. She’ll then return to the UK to perform two shows with the London Contemporary Orchestra presented by the Barbican, as well as join Speakers Corner Quartet as a special guest in April. 

Speaking on the concept behind the EP, Lucinda explains:

“Following the release of YIAN, I had the opportunity to perform my music and connect with new audiences across Europe and Asia. Reclaiming The Rose is a bi-lingual meditation exploring ideas of returning, remembering and retracing ancestral roots. I was inspired by the journey of the rose; a plant indigenous to China that made its way to the UK in the 1700s. I met the artist and poet He Sun at a music festival in Italy and found a kinship with one of her poems. I wanted to set these words to music, to hear the words spoken in both their English and Mandarin form. I asked my friend Xiaoqiao to join me on the final song.”

‘Reclaiming The Rose’ expands sonically on YIAN, acting as an epilogue to Lucinda’s debut album. Opener ‘The Maze’, sees stunning ethereal instrumentation underpin a spoken word piece from Lucinda, whilst ‘Rose Garden’ takes Lucinda’s piano based writing and translates it to the guitar, creating a Radiohead-esque moment of beauty and a moment of stark difference to ‘YIAN’.  The EP ends with ‘Remembering The Rose’’ a beautifully tender duet with musician and harpist Xiaoqiao, co-produced by Chua and collaborators BON.”

Reclaiming The Rose 
1. The Maze
2. Rose Garden
3. Remembering The Rose (ft. Xiaoqiao)


Lucinda Chua Live 2024:

February 2024
2/13 - Public Records, Brooklyn, NY, USA
2/15 - Zebulon, Los Angeles, CA, USA 

April 2024
4/20 - Barbican (with Speaker Corner Quartet), London, UK 

5/1 - Beacon (with London Contemporary Orchestra), Bristol, UK
5/2 - Milton Court (with London Contemporary Orchestra), London, UK