Words by Naomi Jeffreys
There is always a crossover between genres, film and theatre, music and art. Without music, film would be a completely different medium. The Rabbit Film was fortunate enough to grab a few words with the wonderful Lucy Rose.
Lucy Rose, this is an artist who is making waves in the music world. Wonderfully British, down to earth, and incredible live, this is a singer-songwriter who has a lot going for her. Her music has interesting rhythms, acoustic strumming and a fairytale quality to her music; Lucy Rose is one to watch.
Born in Warwickshire in 1989, after finishing school aged eighteen, she moved to London to pursue her music career. After lots of hard graft, of gigging in pubs and bars around London, she became friends with the Bombay Bicycle Club boys and featured vocals on their album, Flaws and A Different Kind of Fix.
Since then, she has released singles and EPs including, Middle of the Bed, Scar, Red Face and most recently, Bikes. Which always include great remixes and often, live performances.
Check out my exclusive interview with Lucy Rose below:
When did you know you wanted to pursue Music as a career?
I really enjoyed playing music at school, but never thought I would try it as a career until I first bought my guitar at 15 and started to write songs. It was only after I’d got into song-writing that I thought maybe I could try going into music.
What advice do you have for University of Essex students who are considering a career in music?
I’m not sure if I have any good advice that you haven’t heard before, but I really do think it’s all about the songs, so keep writing.
How important is your fan base to you?
My fan base is the only reason I’m still doing this really. Without them supporting me over the last 5 years, I would have never continued.
Are you still in touch with the Bombay Bicycle Club lads?
Of course, they have become my best friends over the last 3 years.
Could you explain your music in 5 words?
Cinematic, thought-provoking, acoustic, funk.
You write all of your own music, where do you draw inspiration from?
Everywhere but nearly all of my songs are just about how I was feeling at a particular time. Books and films definitely make me feel something as well.
Who are your musical influences?
I have such a wide variety of musical influences, Neil Young was a influence when I started to record the album alongside, Joni Mitchell, Joan Armatrading, Rolling Stones and plenty more.
What is the advice you live by?
Mind over matter, as much as possible.
Like I Used To is released on 24th September, be sure to listen to it!