Today’s Featured Artist – INTERVIEW – Lucy Wroe

Tell us about:

Your latest single you have released:

Want You Back is a pop anthem about that moment of self-reflection a person reaches after a bout of unsuccessful relationships. When I moved to London almost four years ago, I was so keen to get out and experience everything that over time I became a really different person, so this song was written just last year when I realised I had finally come full circle and returned to myself. 

Your first single and how you felt when it was released:

There Is An Ocean was released in 2020 and has such a different feel to all the music I create now! Despite being able to hear how much younger and less musically mature I was, I do have an adoration for it, especially because it was the moment I realised I could properly tackle the music career I had been thinking about in the years before. It taught me a lot about the whole process of releasing anything and that’s when I really started to put my all into pushing my art out into the world. 

Your favourite song that you have created that is an album track:

It would definitely be ‘Far Too High’ from my latest EP! Love my vocal harmonies, and this song relies heavily on those. It is also just big and jazzy and smooth all at the same time; plus who doesn’t love a synth solo…

Your favourite song to play live:

Hide – it is so far unreleased but always makes me feel so full of life when I sing it. It has lots of dynamics which makes me feel the bigger sections more than any other track. 

Your most emotional track:

Also Hide for the same reasons; it is one of my most personal tracks and when the band are playing around me, I remember how amazing that is and it all just adds to the feels!

The best lyric you have ever written:

“Your open eyes remind me of the forest,

Whose wind could always knock me down with ease

A phantom in the darkness that could hold me by the heart

And drag my breath away upon the breeze”

‘It Could Be’, from my debut EP Thoughts On A Dream

Describe the feeling you get when you walk on stage to do a show:

When I get up on stage and the lights are in my eyes so I can’t see the audience, there’s that tantalising energy because you know people are watching and waiting even though you can’t see a thing. It kind of makes me feel powerful more than anything! As soon as the set begins, I want to be there forever.

The hardest track to play live:

Far Too High, the second song from the Same World EP. The harmonies supplied by the backing tracks are so long and constant during that chorus and trying to balance my vocals and concentrate on breathing through the long notes properly is tricky in a live setting. 

Essential items you always take on tour with you?

Camera and audio recording equipment! (I spent too long performing without ever capturing good quality footage which is now something I always need access to)

Crisps – I may have a real problem involving the sheer amount of crisps I can consume once I get going.

My songbook, always an essential when I travel anywhere especially if there is time to spare between shows and on transport. 

Describe your fans in three words:

Bubbly, Groovy, Inspiring

A song by another artist or band you wish you had written:

Possibly the hardest question I’ve ever had to answer. But I might pick God Only Knows by The Beach Boys. The harmony is so romantic and complex but is so grounded by the vocal melodies. Absolutely iconic!

What we can look forward to from your band this year:

The next project was started in 2021, without realising at the time it would be my next focus. There is definitely a single coming towards the end of the year which will take me in a different direction to the genre of the Same World EP. Hopefully, more music videos, more gigs and more new tunes! 

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