Based in Manchester, UK. Sensational singer-songwriter Lucy Wentworth has swiftly caught the attention of music lovers through her unique blend of heartfelt Nashville-Esque songwriting & emotionally drawn undertones.
In a few days time, Lucy will unveil the highly anticipated brand new single “I Should Be Over You” & has kindly spoken with Fierce & Fabulous Revolution regarding the forthcoming release. Check out the full interview below.
Hey Lucy, thank you so much for this interview. Can you start by telling the readers a little bit about yourself?
Lucy: Hey, thanks for having me! I’m a singer-songwriter based in Manchester. I started writing songs as a teenager, I remember scrolling through my iPod thinking ‘none of these songs fit exactly how I feel’ and deciding to write my own.
I’ve had a couple of releases since 2017 and I’m really excited about this next set of songs I’ve been working on.
When did you first discover your passion for singing?
Lucy: Funnily enough, I actually discovered my passion for songwriting before the singing. I started playing the guitar when I was 11 years old and, cliché as it sounds started writing songs as soon as I could play my first few chords. Then, as I got older, I decided I wanted to share some of the stuff I was working on, so started singing and playing open mics as a way of getting the songs out there.
Have you always known that you wanted to pursue a career within the music industry?
Lucy: Music for me has never really felt like I’m pursuing a career, I do it because I love doing it and It’s brought me some amazing opportunities. I’m happy to just keep seeing where it takes me.
How would you describe your musical style?
Lucy: I’d say my influences are a little all over the place. I love Taylor Swift; my dad is from Michigan, he used to play a lot of Country music when I was growing up, so I definitely take a lot of my influences from there.
I’m also super into pop-punk and emo bands like Jimmy Eat World and blink-182. If you mixed Phoebe Bridgers, Taylor Swift and Jimmy Eat World, I think that’s me. My followers say it’s Hillbilly Emo!
You are about to release the single “I Should Be Over You” on the 17th of December. How did the idea for this song come together?
Lucy: Like a lot of musicians, I spent a lot of time last year writing songs. Usually, I write from personal experiences or about things that have happened to people I know but over lockdown, I was drawing influences from new places – I even put out a song about Animal Crossing.
‘I Should Be Over You’ came about because I’d heard a Country song by Dustin Lynch and Lauren Alaina called ‘Thinking ‘Bout You’ There’s a line in that song where he sings ‘It’s good to hear from you again, what a coincidence, I was just thinking about you’. It just hit me in feels for whatever reason, so I just grabbed my guitar and wrote down what I was feeling.
Did you always plan to release “I Should Be Over You” as a single?
Lucy: ‘When I finished writing ‘I Should Be Over You’ I felt like it really set a vibe and style that I wanted for the next album.
I had a few other songs that I went back and forwards over about whether they should be the first single but ultimately, ‘I Should Be Over You’ just made the most sense, because it was the first song I’d written for this project.
This song features a lot of raw-heartfelt emotions within the lyrics. What does this song personally mean to you?
Lucy: For me, I think ‘I Should Be Over You’ is about someone who is realising that they’ve gone back to a situation a few too many times. It’s about thinking “Omg, what are my friends going to think if I ask them for advice about this again, I should be over it by now”.
On a more positive note, I had a lot of fun writing and recording this song. I feel like it’s quite different from other stuff I’ve put out. There are more instruments and I really experimented with my production and different sounds; My friend plays electric guitar with me on this and on some of the other new songs too which was cool. I definitely got stuck into the whole recording process on this project.
If listeners could take anything away from this song, what would you like it to be?
Lucy: As the first single, I hope this song gives listeners a taste of what’s to come from me in this next project.
Finally, is there a message that you would like to share with the readers of Fierce & Fabulous Revolution?
Lucy: Thank you for checking out this interview! I hope you enjoy the song; I’ll have more new music on its way early in the new year!
You can pre-save “I Should Be Over You” by clicking the link right here.