FYIG Chats With Singer/Songwriter Lucy & La Mer

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Tell us a little bit about yourself.

I’m a California raised kid who loves traveling and playing music. I’m naturally pretty anxious so I love things like tea, cuddling, painting, picnics. 

You wrote your debut EP, “Little Spoon” while living aboard a sailboat after a bad breakup. Had a music career been in your thoughts before this or did that event change the course of your future?

I never imagined something so wonderful could come from a place of so much pain and confusion. I felt so lost at the time and never dreamed of having a music career. And now I can’t imagine doing anything else.

How would you describe your musical style?

Folk-pop, feel-better-soon tunes 

You’re currently on tour at PRIDE events across the US. What has that experience been like?

Mind-blowing, heart-warming, and inspiring. Instead of doing a bar/club tour where most fans are 21+, this tour is focused on LGBTQ youth. My tour mates and I wanted to create a space for community within the Pride world where younger music lovers can enjoy pride without the partying aspect. 

Your latest single is called, “Blue Dress”. What can you tell us about this song?

The song is about the “lightbulb” bisexual crush. For me, I wanted to share the positive feelings of discovering your bisexuality in a fun, upbeat way. No shame, no questioning, just full on excitement about realizing part of your sexual identity and exploring your feelings around 2+ genders. 

You have a new EP coming out this year called, “I Feel Better Now”. What can audiences expect from this set of songs?

I wrote this EP to show myself that I was capable of feeling good during a phase of depression last year. I wasn’t feeling better when I wrote it, but I challenged myself to make something to look forward to. The 6 songs focus on various aspects of what I needed to feel better; for example, “Together” is about community and friendship, “Simple Life” is about simplifying your life and focusing on the little victories, and “Blue Dress” is about allowing yourself joy for your self-exploration instead of shaming yourself because you’ve learned that behavior from society. 

You have a Summer Tour in the US and Fall tour in Europe/UK coming up. What’s the experience like at your live shows?

I absolutely love playing live. I’m very interactive with the crowd. There’s call and response, trivia, prizes, etc. It’s very inclusive and I’m extremely present for my fans.

What advice would you have for aspiring singers/songwriters?

Always go with your gut. 

What’s your life like outside of music?

It’s been non-stop, but I try to make time for a walk every morning and go home to see my parents at least once every 2 months. My brother just had a new baby, too! So I’ve been trying to help out when I can. I love being an aunt and buying little souvenirs for my nephews and niece on tour. 

Let the readers know where to find you online.

Send me memes on Instagram @LucyAndLaMer and listen on Spotify “Lucy & La Mer”