Port Lucian is an synth pop solo-band started by Portia Maidment in Philadelphia in 2016. Maidment ventured into independent record production in 2016, after being in multiple bands that part ways.
In April of 2017, production began for the EP Sun, which was written, recorded and mixed from beginning to end in Maidment's basement and mastered by Jeff Chestek. The EP drew inspiration from modern synth pop as well as borrowing psychedelic motifs. Sun began and ended with the intro "Sunrise" and outro "Sunset", and contained the songs "Ego Birth," "Solus," and the single "Antares," which was released September 27th. The release party and Port Lucian's debut show was held on October 20th, 2017 at PhilaMOCA in Philadelphia, PA.