Second Nature, the funk- and disco-infused third album from LA’s Lucius, finds singers and songwriting collaborators Holly Laessig and Jess Wolfe confronting life changes (including Wolfe’s divorce from bandmate Dan Molad and the birth of Laessig’s first child), the pandemic, and a host of hard truths — and emerging triumphant. “It is a record that begs you not to sit in the difficult moments, but to dance through them,” says Wolfe. “It touches upon all these stages of grief, and some of that is breakthrough. … I think you can really hear and feel the spectrum of emotion, and hopefully find the joy in the darkness. It does exist. That’s why we made Second Nature and why we wanted it to sound the way it did: our focus was on dancing our way through the darkness.”