Rising UK based singer-songwriter Lucy Blu has been creating a substantial impact within the independent music scene with her creative & ear-catching musical style.
With several chart-topping singles already to her name, Lucy has now been creating waves with the incredible new single “Bonnie & Clyde”.
Lucy has kindly taken the time to speak with Fierce & Fabulous Revolution about her latest single.
Hey Lucy, thank you so much for agreeing to this interview. Can you start by telling the readers a little bit about yourself?
Lucy: Sure! So I’m a Country Rock singer and songwriter, born and bred in Essex. My spare time is usually filled with dying my hair or watching either Disney or horror movies.
When did you first discover your passion for music?
Lucy: I’ve always adored music. I come from a family of record store owners, so it’s just something that’s always been there since I was very small. As a teenager I quickly found I focused better while doing homework or revising when I had something playing in the background, and to this day that’s still how I prefer to work. And I’m so grateful for the way I was brought up, as it’s given me such a broad and eclectic love of all types of music.
Have you always known that you wanted to pursue a career within music?
Lucy: Absolutely. There’s just never been a Plan B. Plan B is music too. Plan C through Z. It’s all building a career in the music industry.
How would you describe your musical style to someone unfamiliar with your work?
Lucy: Ooh that’s a tough one. I would say it’s a fusion of both classic and new Country Rock, which makes sense as my musical influences span both generations of the genre. Vocally I’ve always been drawn towards the more soulful, rootsy sound of artists like Linda Ronstadt and Stevie Nicks, but my songwriting definitely leans towards more classic Country storytelling.
You are about to release the brand new single “Bonnie & Clyde” on October 16th. What was the main inspiration behind this upcoming song?
Lucy: I wanted to write a love song without the typical vom-inducing cutesy message. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love classic love songs, but when it comes to writing that’s one topic I really struggle to get excited about. I started thinking about couples that don’t have that twee edge, like Bonnie & Clyde and Johnny Cash & June Carter, and suddenly the first two lines of the chorus just popped into my head. A couple of hours later the song had just poured out of me in its almost final state.
What does the song personally mean to you?
Lucy: The song really does sum up my relationship with my other half in a nutshell. We’re not big on displays of affection in the standard sense. We’re much more of a partner unit, and our relationship is so much more about having adventures and working together to achieve our dreams than roses and love hearts. It’s nice to have a song that can be so personal for me, but that still appeals to so many for their own reasons.
If listeners could take away anything from this single, what would you like it to be?
Lucy: That love comes in all different shapes and sizes. Just because your relationship isn’t like someone else’s doesn’t make it any less valid or important.
This latest release is the start of a six single release campaign by yourself. Can you tell us how the idea to create this campaign came together?
Lucy: I started working at the beginning of the year on a collection of music with producer Alex Maile. The original idea was to work on a bank of music with a view to putting together an EP later this year. However once the ball started rolling it was clear that each of the songs were strong enough to be singles in their own right. So a decision was quickly made to go with a rolling string of singles campaign. I think with the way the music industry is going, and with streaming making music more accessible everyday, it just makes sense.
What are some of the things we can expect from these upcoming releases?
Lucy: Definitely a full picture of who I am as an artist. There’s vulnerability, anger, love, silliness and passion – which just about sums me up! But in all seriousness Alex has done such an incredible job really capturing my essence and sound. I feel my music has developed to a point I could not be happier with.
What are some of the things you enjoy outside of music?
Lucy: I’m a massive theme park addict. I love heading to places like Thorpe Park and Alton Towers here in the UK, and a lot of my holidays are usually spent in Disney or Universal parks. It’s actually one of the things I’ve missed most this year – it’s the first time since 2014 that I haven’t visited a Disney park!
If you could perform a duet with anyone on the planet, who would you choose & why?
Lucy: Oooooh that’s such a hard question! I think right now it would have to be Cam. Her voice and writing speaks to me more than any other artist around at the moment. Everytime I listen to one of her songs I’m filled with so much inspiration. Plus I’d love to see if our voices gel!
What was the last album you listened to & did you enjoy it?
Lucy: The last album I fully listened to from beginning to end – which is hard to do these days with the way things are released, was Gaslighter by The Chicks. I know it was a pretty polarising album for some fans but I absolutely loved it. The artistry and musicality were just incredible. They’re a band that are pretty well known for pushing buttons and safe to say this album pushed all the right ones for me!
If you could possess any superpower, which one would you choose & why?
Lucy: Ooooh, can I say to eat whatever I want without gaining weight? Does that count as a super power? Haha. Otherwise I would say to not have to be able to refresh myself in a second so I don’t have to sleep. There just never seems to be enough hours in the day to get things done at the moment!
What advice would you offer to someone looking to pursue a career within the music industry?
Lucy: It’s such a cliche but the most important thing I would say is to stay true to yourself. I spent too long when I first started out worrying about what I thought other people wanted to hear instead of what I wanted to say. Also be ready for the biggest rollercoaster ride of your life. You can go from feeling on top of the world to an absolute failure and back again in the space of a few hours in this industry. You’ll feel like giving up time and time again, but don’t – because it will 100% be worth it.
Finally, is there anything you would like to say to the readers of Fierce & Fabulous Revolution?
Lucy: Just to stay fierce and fabulous! Look after yourselves, look after each other, and be good people!
You can check out “Bonnie & Clyde” on Spotify below.