“Haunting vocals and clear, brilliantly-produced pop” – The Independent
“Honeyed riffs and nuanced 80s pop touches, with gorgeous, vintage keys underpinning every move Mason makes.” – The Line Of Best Fit
Lucy moved from Australia almost 5 years ago and describes her life as a whirlwind of highs and lows. In March 2017, Lucy Mason will release ‘Going Home Broke’, her heartfelt magnum opus that not only reveals a new side to her songwriting but her subject matter too. The five gloriously produced Baroque pop tracks each tell a different story and whilst ethereal synth are allowed to wash over delicate keys it’s the enchanting vocals that invite you into her world of honesty and heartache.
Read on to get to know Lucy more and watch some live performances.
1. Do you play any instruments? If so, when and why did you start playing?
I grew up playing piano and I play a bit of guitar, I’m not incredible at either but love writing on them, I also played the saxophone for 8 years but that’s a secret.
2.Were your musical tastes influenced by anyone?
My cousins used to listen to The Smashing Pumpkins and The Cranberries, that had a real impact on me! My cousins were the coolest (they still are obviously) In high school my friend introduced me to Radiohead too which was a huge influence for me.
3.Who are your favourite musicians?
I love a lot of different musicians for all different reasons. Everything from Beyonce to Radiohead!
4.If you had to listen to just one song for the rest of your life, what would you choose?
EASY. Somebody else – The 1975
5.What’s been your most embarrassing on stage mishap?
Muted my own microphone.
6.Do you have any superstitious rituals before you perform live?
Nothing superstitious! No food and lots of water.
7.What advice would you give to beginners in the industry?
Don’t sign contracts without a lawyer and treat your career like it’s going to be forever.
8.What songs do you listen to when you need motivation?
9.When do you know that you are 100% happy to stop working on a song and release it?
I just know somehow!
10.What one song do you wish you wrote?
In the Air Tonight – Phil Collins
11.Which country would you love to tour in?
12.Where do you go to find inspiration?
Best inspiration comes from being away and out of routine but if I’m too busy then I’ll put my headphones on and listen loudly to instrumental music at home. Easy to get a bit lost in that.
13.What is your song of shame?
Ignition – R.Kelly – no shame.