"Ontario alt-rock band Locket have crafted a definitive statement with Superluminal, a creatively ambitious yet firmly focused effort. The band—singer/guitarist Brad Garcia, guitaristCory Bergeron and bassist TravisMorrison—formed in Markham in 2012 and were originally known as Safe to Say. They released their independent debut album With Everything inBetween in 2013 and followed it with the Hiding Games EP (SideOneDummy) in 2015 and their second album Down in theDark (New Damage) in 2016. Over a period of five years, the band toured across Canada, the U.S., Europe, and the U.K., including a summer on the Warped Tour.They went on hiatus in 2017, regrouped two years later under the new name Locket, and released All Out (Fearless) in late 2019. The record earned raves from Billboard, TheAlternative, and New Noise, while the single "Hunnie" racked up more than 1.3 million Spotify streams.
Even as the band continues to grow, evolve, and expand, Locket remains an entirely DIY endeavor; since 2015, they've produced all of their own records and directed most of their own music videos. That's why Superluminal is all the more impressive given its intricacy and scope.With Bergeron and Garcia sharing the role of producer,Superluminal is a bona-fide rock record that also sparkles and glows with the kind of visionary production techniques used by artists like Frank Ocean, Bon Iver, and The 1975. This time around, the band members found themselves particularly inspired by R&B, electronic music and early-2000s hip hop, and those influences are fully apparent throughout Superluminal. It's a lush and gorgeous record that will establish Locket's place in the alt rock realm."