“And one day she discovered that she was fierce, and strong, and full of fire, and that not even she could hold herself back because her passion burned brighter than her fears” – Mark Anthony, The Beautiful Truth
I am Lucille. That’s it.
However, if you do need to know a little more here’s the obligatory spiel….
There’s a certain, almost indefinable something about Melbourne singer-songwriter Lucille. To begin with, she doesn’t sound like anyone else, or as if it would even occur to her to try to sound like someone else – her beautiful, yet curious voice stands out on first listen. As the Courier Mail puts it “her unique voice grabs you from the get-go”. Then there’s her cleverly crafted songs; tales that beautifully weave themes of darkness and light, love and sorrow, hope and despair. Lucille’s stories are rich and textured and have the ring of both truth and lived experience.
The singer/songwriter released her debut Album “Come On, Fly” in June 2020 to overwhelmingly positive reviews. The collection of 10 tracks which brilliantly showcase Lucille’s diversity of genre crossing alt-country, folk and pop, have been dubbed “a tonic for the times” by Rhythms Magazine.
Scoring ‘Album Of the Week’ on CBAA’s Good Morning Country, and airplay support from numerous tastemaker radio outlets including ABC Country, CBAA’s Dirt Music and Kix Country, the future looks bright.
And if you still need a little more…
Blessed with parents and siblings who wanted to see and experience the world, Lucille was born in Berlin, and raised in Germany, the UK, New Zealand and Australia. In a fateful contrast however, her otherwise intrepid parents weren’t so open to “that awful modern music” at the time, and raised the family on folk, gospel and classical music they could learn themselves.
Lucille explains, “Instead of consuming music by radio or records, we created and learnt our own. My exposure to modern music was via the school bus radio in rural NZ – I still love some of those late 80s hit songs to this day”, she says laughing. Together with her three siblings, Lucille would sing, play instruments and perform songs in four-part harmonies to whomever would listen, and it is here that she discovered an enduring love for creating music.
Having misread this smouldering love as just a mere flirtation for a long time, Lucille has only recently emerged from a full-time white collar professional background that left her successful, but uninspired and unfulfilled.
While she may be a late bloomer to a career in music, Lucille is no ingénue – the delay beneficial to both her sense of self and inner confidence that permeates through into her music. Lucille has emerged from a slow metamorphosis into an inspirator; fierce, strong and determined.
Whilst the spiritual, gospel and folk elements that formed her formative years make her feel most at home, like her heritage, Lucille as a musician is genre fluid; the songs themselves informing the direction they take.
For Lucille, it is about the music and the story, sharing experiences, emotions and beliefs. A classic introvert, it is Lucille’s songs that do the talking, her music the medium for connection.