2 (Saint Lu album)

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Studio album by
Released15 February 2013
GenreSoul, Pop, Soft rock
LabelWarner Music
ProducerPatrik Majer
Saint Lu chronology
Saint Lu

2 is the second full-length album by the Austrian singer-songwriter Luise Gruber, better known as Saint Lu.[1][2][3] The album is noteworthy for its music direction change, from the blues and rock of its predecessor toward a more soul-oriented aesthetic with elements of funk, jazz and baroque pop.[4][5] The album was released on 15 February 2013 via Warner Music.[6][7] The album was intended to accompany Saint Lu's representation of Germany at the Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö but the selection jury in Hannover selected Cascada instead.[8][9]

Track listing[edit]

2 – Standard edition
1."Waterfall"Shelly Peiken, Luise Gruber, Xandy Berry3:12
2."Craving"Gruber, Stefan Skarbek3:52
3."Falling for Your Love"Jimmy Messer, Roxanne Seeman, Gruber2:43
4."I Got a Feeling"Gruber, Tim Baxter3:37
5."No One Loves You Like I do"Charlie Midnight, Gruber4:39
6."Revive This Flower"Gruber, Baxter3:56
7."The Letter"Gruber2:58
8."Postcard from Hell"Midnight, Messer, Gruber3:05
9."Mrs. Suffer"Midnight, Gruber3:28
10."Why Do I Want Love"James Bryan, Nicholas Whitecross, Gruber3:51
11."Lady of the Lanterns"Gruber, Baxter3:57
Total length:39:23
2 – iTunes edition (bonus track)
12."Craving (Saint Lu Bathroom Remix)"Gruber, Skarbek3:45

An acoustic EP, named "2 (Acoustic EP)" was released shortly after the release of the album. It contains new, acoustic arrangements of six of the songs from the album

2 (Acoustic EP)
1."Falling for Your Love (Acoustic Version)"Messer, Seeman, Gruber2:52
2."Waterfall (Acoustic Version)"Peiken, Gruber, Berry3:16
3."Postcard From Hell (Acoustic Version)"Midnight, Messer, Gruber3:15
4."I Got a Feeling (Acoustic Version)"Gruber, Baxter4:03
5."Craving (Acoustic Version)"Gruber, Skarbek3:28
6."Lady of the Lanterns (Acoustic Version)"Gruber, Baxter3:48
Total length:20:45



  • Patrik Majer – producer, engineer, percussion
  • Sven Teichmann – engineer
  • Steve Price – engineer
  • Saint Lu – co-producer, glockenspiel
  • Ben Hamilton – acoustic guitar
  • Alex Grube – bass
  • Philipp Schwär – co-producer
  • Jan Burkamp – drums
  • James Bryan – electric guitar
  • Jimmy Messer – electric guitar
  • Lars Cölln – electric guitar
  • Christian Löhr – keyboards
  • Philipp Schwär – keyboards, programming
  • Philipp Steinke – keyboards
  • Tim Baxter – keyboards
  • Sebastian Borowski – saxophone
  • Steve Sidwell – strings
  • Christoph Titz – trumpet

Critical reception[edit]

Oberösterreichische Nachrichten, Austria, describes the album as "abounding with emotions and ideas. Soul Pop and Blues combine with the dark, versatile grater-like voice of the 30-year old into a fascinating fusion".[11]

Tracks Magazin, Switzerland, writes: "2 keeps what the self-titled debut from 2009 brought into view. At that time, she sang confident pop rock. Now it is more confident and more rock pop with a lot of soul in it".[12]

Steve Braun of Rock Times writes: "2 offers magical moments that reveal Luise Gruber's huge potential. 'Falling For Your Love' must be mentioned first".[13]


Chart (2013) Peak
Germany (German Albums Chart)[14] 42
Austria (O3 Austria Top 40)[15] 27
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[16] 36


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