What would the world really be like without music? For me music is an escape for all ocassions and I am thrilled to share with you that Sydney based singer/songwriter Lucy Lowe has just blessed our ears with a brand new single titled ‘RIPE’.
Using music as an expressive outlet and for personal growth, Lucy furthers how RIPE in particular conveys this “The track as a whole is all about overcoming personal barriers, and as soon as that became clear to me, I was motivated to finish it and release it”.
Music is also a form for this beautiful soul and ethereal voice to connect with the rest of the world; so let's do her a favour (and me) by connecting back through reading the interview below to hear Lucy’s journey with music so far, the release of RIPE, its Launch and some pre-stage rituals.
Hey Lucy, how has 2018 been treating you?
2018 has been a year like no other! Lots of planning, experiencing and reflecting!
How did you start off?
Music has always been the one constant in my life. When I was super young I was writing songs (just vocal melodies and lyrics), and as I grew up I picked up a few different instruments and ended up settling on writing songs on the guitar and keys.
Music wasn’t really a choice for me, it was something that fulfilled me in a way nothing else did, it was a pretty natural progression.
What drives you to create music?
Experiences and personal growth. I would say that writing lyrics definitely enables me to understand my own thoughts a lot better, and how situations effect me.
Sometimes I will look at lyrics that I’ve written in the past and find it hard to connect to the person that wrote them, and I think that’s such an amazing transition for me go through each time a song is written!
You have released numerous singles into the world, can you touch on what it is like to express yourself and your visions through lyrics/songs?
I find that releasing a song is my way of allowing a connection with the rest of the world. I think we each have our method of communication to society and this is mine.
I knew after releasing my very first single ‘Guarded Heart’ in 2013 that I had to release more music because it truly is a unique process to go through!
How does it feel to release your new track ‘RIPE’ in to the world?
Really exciting! ‘Ripe’ was a song that I had to start working on as soon as it was written! I’ve never had that sense of urgency when finishing the lyrics to a song, but it allowed me to begin working on it whilst it was still fresh in my mind and when ideas could be thrown around in any direction, with no tunnel vision on how it should end up. To have it available to the world now is very exciting!
What was the creative process behind this song; how was it conceived?
I worked with a very talented producer; Neal Sutherland. We basically spent a few sessions throwing around ideas and piecing together the song, I can’t even remember how many synth sounds we experimented with… but there was a lot! Actually most of them have found their way into the track in some form, which is really cool.
But we slowly built it from guitar and vocals, changing some elements and adding new elements. It was a fun process to go through!
What inspired and motivated you the most for your new track?
This track as a whole is all about overcoming personal barriers, and as soon as that became clear to me, I was motivated to finish it and release it.
I feel as though each verse and chorus has different stories to be told, and I can really feel that process each time I play it live, which is a lot of fun!
Tell us all about the launch gig?
I am so excited for the launch gig at Staves Brewery! It’s going to be part of a beautiful event called Live and Original, put on by Kerri Ellis. It’s basically a night that supports live and local music, and it is donation based which is a nice touch. There are four acts on through the night starting from 7:30pm, and ill be up at 9:40pm!
For those who can’t make it, where can we listen to RIPE?
It’ll be available on pretty much all platforms! ITunes, Spotify, soundcloud, triple J unearthed, bandcamp…
Any rituals before going on stage?
A glass of red and a good chat.
And finally, what is music for you?
A way to connect, disconnect, learn and teach.