Upcoming singer-songwriter Lucy May Walker has captured the hearts of music lovers around the world with her movingly heartfelt lyrical story-telling & charming vocals, which has received high commendation from fans & critics alike.
Lucy recently released the emotionally heart-touching single “Broken Home” & has kindly taken the time to speak with Fierce & Fabulous Revolution about her latest musical piece. Find out what she had to say below.
Hey Lucy, thank you so much for agreeing to this interview. Can you start by telling the readers a little bit about yourself?
Lucy: Hi Jess, not at all – thank you so much for having me! Sure, so I’m a Singer/Songwriter based in London – I guess genre wise I’m a mix of pop, folk, indie…
When did you first discover your passion for music?
Lucy: I have always known I’ve wanted to be in music from a pretty young age – when I think back, I remember being particularly inspired discovering Radio 1 Live Lounge. I didn’t write my own songs at the time so I was really interested in taking cover songs and making them your own. It’s a great way to find your ’sound’.
Have you always known that you wanted to pursue a career within the music industry?
Lucy: Yeah, I studied performing arts at College and Uni just because I loved acting and dancing, but I always knew it was music that I wanted to do. I am really passionate about making music & I’m very ambitious about making it work.
How would you describe your musical style to someone unfamiliar with your music?
Lucy: Think of Taylor Swift’s story-telling and mix it with Maisie Peters lyrics, early Nina Nesbitt energy – with a Jade Bird edge.
You recently released the brand new single “Broken Home”, which sounds amazing by the way. How did the idea for this single first come together?
Lucy: Ah thank you so much! I wrote the song last year over video calls with my good friends and producers – The Dunwells. I’d noticed a lot of relationships breaking down around me, and I wondered how many of those relationships could have been saved if they simply communicated to each other better. To write the song, we imagined ourselves being in that position right before a relationship starts to break down and the ways we could try to save it.
How would you compare the creative process behind this single to your previous releases?
Lucy: Well for one, it’s one of the first time’s I’ve ever co-written remotely. I wasn’t keen on the idea at first because I do think there’s a special kind of magic in the room when writing with other people, but like everyone, this pandemic has meant I’ve had to adapt. I’ve written with The Dunwells so many times in the past so we know how each other work and this definitely made it easier.
What does this song personally mean to you?
Lucy: I’ve been quite vocal about the song being inspired by the break down of my parents marriage. I believe we can learn and grow from situations we find ourselves in- I hope the song can be a constant reminder to learn from mistakes they made in their relationship & to never get myself into a position they did.
If listeners could take anything away from this song, what would you like it to be?
Lucy: Honestly, I’d really like it to encourage people to discuss their problems in a healthy way. I think the older generation in particular maybe struggle with talking openly about their feelings, we’re famously known in Britain to have that stiff upper lip and I really think that is unhealthy. Talking is good, even if it’s a little uncomfortable!
What are some of the things you enjoy doing in your spare time?
Lucy: Apart from binging trash TV like the rest of the world, I have a real love for playing board games. I lived with my Aunty and Uncle for a period a year or so ago & they literally own every board game there is – so I was introduced to lots of new games that me and my boyfriend now play on a regular basis in lockdown.
If you could perform with anyone in the world, who would you choose & why?
Lucy: Not so much a duet, but I would really love to sing on a Bombay Bicycle record – They have an album called ‘A Different Kind Of Fix’ which I’m obsessed with – and that’s where I first discovered Lucy Rose as she features on some of the tracks.
What advice would you offer someone looking to pursue a career within the music industry?
Lucy: I think with anything, just be a good person and keep your integrity. You come to realise that people will walk all over you to get where they want, but you can still be ambitious without throwing other people under the bus. If you truly believe you’re going to do everything you possibly can to be successful, it will happen – just be patient!
Finally, is there a message that you would like to share with the readers of Fierce & Fabulous Revolution?
Lucy: Just thank you so much for taking an interest in this interview and the music industry in general. This pandemic has hit people working in music particularly hard, with the majority of our live industry being completely wiped out. We rely on the kindness and loyalty of music lovers like you – now more than ever. So keep watching the lives, downloading our music and supporting us in any way you can – it does not go unnoticed!
You can check out “Broken Home” on Spotify below.