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To Kill a King

by Hungry Lucy

Hungry Lucy creates an electro-organic hybrid of beautiful female vocals and captivating songwriting. The genre bending music sits somewhere between darkwave, pop world-music & trip-hop.
Genre: Pop: with Electronic Production
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  Song Share Time Download
1. High Price of Mistakes
4:10 $0.99
2. Rainfall
3:53 $0.99
3. Good Girl
3:58 $0.99
4. You Are
4:13 $0.99
5. Softly
3:28 $0.99
6. The Chase
4:34 $0.99
7. Can You Hear Me?
4:52 $0.99
8. Fool
3:16 $0.99
9. A Lifetime Remains
3:04 $0.99
10. Stars
4:32 $0.99
11. Shine
4:34 $0.99
12. To Kill a King
3:47 $0.99
13. My Beloved
4:31 $0.99
14. The Chase (F9 Mix)
4:34 $0.99
15. Shine (F9 Mix)
4:52 $0.99
16. You Are (Null Device Mix)
5:13 $0.99
17. To Kill a King (Trigger10d Mix)
5:53 $0.99
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Album Notes
Since 1998, the genre bending duo, Hungry Lucy, have been traversing the musical spectrum. Their music creatively fuses trip-hop, darkwave, world music, electronica and pop with haunting female vocals. To date, Hungry Lucy has released 3 full-length albums: "Apparitions" (2000), "Glo" (2003) and this, their 3rd full-length album, "To Kill a King" (2004) as well as appearing on dozens of compilations in the U.S. and over-seas.

Fans of Hungry Lucy's first two releases will not be disappointed with this fresh batch of inspired electro-organic productions crowned with Christa Belle's haunting voice. While not purely a concept album, a common story runs throughout "To Kill a King" as Christa Belle's deeply personal lyrics lead you through a tale of oppression, grief and ultimate triumph.

The uplifting vibe of "Shine" fuses percussion instruments from around the globe with steel guitar and a soaring vocal melody. While the medieval flavored "Stars" evokes an electrified songwriter feel of Dido or even Madonna in her more contemplative moments. The haunting "Softly" is a melancholy gem that tugs hard at your emotions, combining electric piano, harpsichord, slide guitar and Christa Belle's soothing voice. The opening track, "High Price of Mistakes", is a moody synthetic piece that manages to sound icy cold, yet emit a warm glow all at once.

It's this type of beautiful contrast that Hungry Lucy are passionate about, and fully demonstrate on "To Kill a King". Their talent for emotionally blending the familiar with the exotic captures you at first listen and leaves you wanting more.

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Jett Black /

From The Vault > Hungry Lucy - To Kill a King
Celebrate this album for the exquisitely beautiful strings mixed alongside electronic percussive beats and woven prestinely with Christa Belle's filigree vocals, countered masterfully by the well-depth somber vox of War-N Harrison.

Songs profiled for content (13):

High Price of Mistakes: The girl-next-door sings softly, fertively, at first. Then, awash with pent-up passion, head and arms uplifted, vocal delivery is given emphatic purpose.

Rainfall: The mood reflects remorse tinged by disappointment, self-doubt, and the grief of love's labours lost.

Good Girl: Innocence blooms amid signs of hope amid optimistic, rose-coloured lyrical content. This broken shell of a girl grown physically into womanhood cherishes vicariously the imagined moments of kindness and sincerity doled out by someone in whom she misplaces trust.

You Are: Bursting through the starting gate, this song provides provocative & potent lyrical content while quickly kicking up the pace into a sultry, groove-factor zone. And, then... despite the deliciously upbeat pacing, the dejected lyrical content echoes the forlorn soul forever mired in the muck of an interrupted feminine psyche.

Softly: More remorse, however, at this point, the girl begins to realize and direct blame upon the one that crushes her soul, overwhelming her days and nights with tears.

The Chase: More personal grief and remorse; a grave sense of individual persona lost amid storms of psychological trauma.

Can You Hear Me?: Enter male vocals. Two sides of a story now develop as voices apparently separated by some literal or figurative distance reach out from isolation seeking the solace of the other.

Fool: Reflecting on loss again in the aftermath of so much co-operative self destruction. Learning further the pains of self-doubt, second-guessing one's own motives endlessly; and thus stagnant, stalled by a lack of forward momentum, imprisoned by undermining personal convictions.

A Lifetime Remains: Introspective piano music with sparse electro admonishments with no vocal interruption until near the end in the final seconds of audio.

Stars: Beautiful guitar strumming beneath the innundating traffic of false smiles and mournful optimism, reminescent of a loney day at any Renaissance Faire festival.

Shine: Insightful advice from the broken-hearted for whom itself may have become merely the endless torment of living with grief. However, she speaks of pain ending, fears fading, and wounds healing. This sounds more like optimism, though as she maintains a desire for walls to be broken down from without; imploring others to shine the light down upon herself.

To Kill a King: The theme of "castle walls", which separate and "choke" out the life and mutality of experience with the "world outside", continues. Now, the girl conspires with herself, her only true companion, to strip her king of power, effectively killing the king emotionally and psychologically amid her escape.

My Beloved: The escapee feels remorse, now for the king whom she stripped of power. Herein, she encourages the king accept her lovingly again, understanding that a fresh start may sooth the past and warm their future together. The rose-coloured glasses, not lost amid the turmoil, perpetuate the blinding disservice to the girl's under-developed paradigm.

Remix tracks (14-17) effectively convert softly danceable songs into swiftly revitalized electro-infused dance floor favourites.

~Jett Black /

Kent from Minnesota

Best CD I've Purchased from CD Baby
I've been buying CDs from CD Baby for 3 years and this is by far the most impressive yet. The first 13 tracks flow seamlessly together. Christa Belle's beautiful voice helps sustain a very appealing downtempo dreamscape. Best tracks are "Shine", "To Kill a King", and "Fool", but they are all very good. My only suggestion to Hungry Lucy: put the last 4 uptempo dance remixes on another album - they seem so out of place with the mood the rest of this wonderful album establishes.


Awesome CD
I first heard some of the CD on on DJ Anji Bees Radio station. I like the few songs that she was playing on her stream and decided to buy it. I love it. The vocals are awesome. Also how the CD tells a story fits in nice... Thanks Hungry Lucy!


Can you hear me?
This creation is a bit softer/sadder than the previous ones, but it's still nice. I think fans of enchanting female vocals can appreciate this album. I grew attached to 'Can You Hear Me?' (being that I'm a total beat freak), but I was moved by 'Shine' and the remix of 'The Chase' I missed the raw, bouncier elements of the previous albums but this one is soothing and relaxing. I guess if you listen to the first two albums, you'll need a break from all the head-bobbing and humming. I also love how the whole album tells a sobering story. Yay for the happy ending. Bravo. More.


de mieux en mieux
au fil des albums de Hungry Lucy on sent une plus grande maitrise technique et vocale. A quand le prochain album??


amazing album
I heard "To Kill a King" on auralgasms radio and loved it so I bought the cd. This cd is just awesome, the vocals are gorgeous and the music is very impressive, it seems like sometimes artists have a good idea and nice vocals but the music sounds underproduced, definitley not the case here. most of the music on this album kinda reminds me of some of the newer "poppy" delerium but the lyrics have a lot more depth so it feels like you are listening to a song and not just music.


I had heard two Hungry Lucy songs on amazon's free downloads and I totally loved them, so I decided to buy the CD. What awesome music, great voice, and talented band. I haven't stopped listening to it for the past two weeks.

The Chauceriin

I'm feeling you Hungry Lucy!
I've been listening to your music "To Kill a King" and I'm loving it. It sounds very professional, and the music is awesome. I think you are very original, and your lyrics are definitely thought provoking, to say the least. Wow!!!!!!!! I'll have to get it now.