Women and Work
One of the great pleasures of listening to each Lucero album is the genre irreverent layering of instruments and an evolving sound that captures a group of musicians becoming more and more themselves. On their website, Lucero describes Women and Work as a love song to Memphis. However, Luceroâ€™s Memphisâ€“much like Joyceâ€™s Dublinâ€“ is a metaphorical place we all have access to no matter our location. Itâ€™s a place where the fairy tale veneer has all rubbed off. Where lovers are friends, and youâ€™re always taking a chance. Itâ€™s a place where desire doesnâ€™t demand perfection and the heroine of the story is â€œâ€¦a superhero down on her luck [who] drinks like a sailor at the bottom of the sea, but she sings like a siren in the belly of the beast.â€ Itâ€™s a place where we donâ€™t have to hide the worn out and failed pieces of our hearts.