Lucy Rose, is a singer-songwriter and musician from Warwickshire, England. Her debut album, Like I Used To was released in September 2012. Rose released her second album Work It Out on 6 July 2015 on Columbia Records. Her third album Something's Changing will be released in July 2017 on Communion Records.
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I've always noticed a lot of requests on my Facebook page for me to play South America so in 2016 I said to those asking if they could book me a show + find me somewhere to stay I would travel to them. The idea grew into me playing 33 gigs in 2 months in 8 countries (Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, Brazil & Mexico). Staying with fans the whole time. We filmed the trip and you can watch the documentary here:
Thanks so much for all your questions, this was a lot of fun. Over and out!
Hi Lucy. I love your songs. They are so honest and humble. The documentary is incredible!!!
First of all, I would like to know if you are coming to Portugal soon?
After your trip to South America, have you changed any of your daily routines because of something you've learned?
Kisses. Hope to see you permforming live soon!
I would love to come to Portugal so much, I'll definitely put it on my list but make sure you vote here to make sure I come visit - https://www.lucyrosemusic.com/playmyhometown/
I think I've become more relaxed and chilled out since the trip. Thanks for being my first question x
What's a lyric by someone other than you that means a lot to you?
Will she remember my old voice
While I fight the tears?
From a song called Martha by Tom Waits
Asked Daughter this question a couple of years ago here, so I thought - why not ask you too.
If you could sing one last song, yours or not (before you retire or whatever the circumstances), what would it be?
P.s., looking forward to attending your show in Singapore this Sept! Will be my first show by you despite you already having two shows previously :P
wow that's such a hard question, I feel like I need to think about that for months until I know but maybe I would sing Pink Moon by Nick Drake as it's one of my favourite songs and very important to me.
first of all great short doc you just put out. I also really love your music. One of mymost memorable concerts was you playing in Potsdam, Germany. It was very intimate and had a lot of communication, wich I loved.
My question is, will you also be playing smaller venues in the future even if your new album will give you the oportunity to play larger ones?
I wish you the best of luck for the future and hope to see a concert of yours again soon.
To be honest, I much prefer playing small more intimate shows, it means I feel more comfortable to have a chat with the crowd which is probably what you experienced in Potsdam. Hope to see you at a concert too.
With 3 album's under your belt and your fans growing all over the world. How do you keep a level head? What keeps grounded? Your so easy to talk to and take time to say hi to all yoir fans at the end of your shows.
that's very sweet but I really am pretty unknown around the world, I feel so lucky to have you guys supporting me and believing my my music but I just live a normal life when i'm not on tour with my husband and little dog, love walking in the lake district.
What's your favorite song to play live?
By the way, your singing has improved so incredibly much since "Like I used to". It doesn't make your older songs any less good though, since to me it simply captures the way you were at that time. Now as to my second question, is your incredible singing simply the result of hard work and talent or did you learn to sing from someone?
thank you so much, i think it's just from singing so much and practicing, i've never had a lesson so I just go with what feels natural. I think the voice keeps developing and maturing until you mid 30's. makes me feel so happy that you think it's getting better.
Hi Lucy, what you prefer tea or coffee?
I've got a number of questions for you so I apologize and you don't need to answer them all.
How'd you initially get involved with Bombay bicycle club?
When you were playing with them and opening the shows as well with your own music how taxing was that on you?
I'm not entirely sure but from my experience at your shows and in the documentary it seems like more of your fans may be female. And being a female song writer and writing from that perspective is it different/interesting for you when you meet a die hard male fan versus a female?
Can you please tell Bombay bicycle club to get back together? Any chance of you showing up on Toothless or Mr Jukes?
Where/when did you learn how to moonwalk so perfectly?
Please come to St. Louis!
I went and watched BBC play an acoustic set in a pub near me in London called The Old Queens Head, I spoke to Jack afterwards and told him about my music, next thing I know they asked me to come sing with them.
Being able to support them and open the show for them was an amazing opportunity, I loved it so much and love playing music so it didn't feel taxing at all.
Actually it seems that my fans are pretty split between men and women, maybe just more girls invited me into their homes, who knows. I don't really see fans in genders if that makes sense, a person is a person.
Moonwalking is all in the practice.
Since you were drinking beer in your FB live preview of the record, do you have a particular favorite brand or kind of beer?
Also this I'd really like to know, but I discovered a song you made called Bull to the Red and I really like it. You sound really young in it, but it's lovely. What's up with that song and will it ever get released or rerecorded or something like that? Same goes for Asheville/Fade away. Will those 2 ever be available on spotify or on a record?
I really like all beers to be honest, wherever I go in the world I like to drink the local beer as it always tastes the best but I'm really not fussy. Can't believe you know Bull To The Red, that was one of the first songs I ever wrote so I was really young. Don't think I'll ever release it but who knows. Fade Away was available I thought but let me check.
If you could live in a movie for a year, which would you choose?
Never Been Kissed cause I love Drew Barrymore so much or maybe one of the Harry Potter films cause that would be pretty rad
I love your cover of 9-5 what inspired you to sing it?
It was for fearne cottons last day at radio one and it's one of her favourite songs so I recorded it for her.
Hi Lucy Rose!!
Love your music, saw you at Falmouth a few years ago, can't wait to see you play again in a few weeks!!
My question would be: what's your process of making your songs? Do you start with lyrics first or do you start with the music and go from there?
Also my girlfriend is an artist, she would love to send you a print, do you accept fan work?
Thanks so much for all great stuff!!
Heyy! It kind of changes every time but most the time it starts with chords, I'll be playing around on the piano or my guitar and I'll start writing some chords or picking on the guitar and then normally the odd sentence will naturally come out and give me an indication about what I'm singing about and then I dig deep and start writing.
After your trip to Rome, can you take a stance on the eternal food question: Pizza or pasta?
Oh god that's impossible but if I had to I'd go pasta
Tough one favourite album of 2017 thus far and what record are you most excited for? Friday is going to be a good one with both yours and the Haim record out
I'm extremely excited for Sivu's new record which is also out on Friday and of course my sister in law Rae Morris's record too.
On this trip, which was the cultural thing that impacted you the most and if it comes to your mind, a place that surprised you in some way from the perspective you used to have until you got there?
gosh, probably the food being so good, and also they have big lunches and little dinner which I love!
Do you have a favourite TV character?
monica from friends, i feel similar to her
I was just wondering if you're still going to be selling your tea at your shows? You used to have it on your website to buy but I can't seem to find them anymore!
Very excited to see you at the Tyneside Cinema in Newcastle, you chose such a lovely place to play :-)
Yes just put a new order in, which I'm excited about! see you in newcastle x
Is it deliberate that your new album is released exactly two years (to the day!) after your last (studio) album, or just coincidence?
I loved the documentary and think it's amazing that you went on tour staying with fans.
Before you took the plunge and went on tour how long had you been thinking of doing it before hand?
Also, will you play at my wedding? Pretty please?
Well I'd been seeing messages from people asking me to come play in parts of the world I've never been before and I always feel a little guilty when I'm touring the UK for the 20th time so I've been thinking about it for ages and then like you said I just decided now was the right time to take the plunge and go to Latin America.
Hey Lucy! Which city in Asia, where you've already performed, was the most memorable to you? And which crowd was the best to perform to? Have an awesome year!
Wow, I think Bangkok was so crazy, I'd never been there before and couldn't believe the number of people that came to the gig and knew every word to every song. Can't wait to go back there. Singapore is also insane!
Hi Lucy Rose
I love your music and my favourite song is Shiver.
I would like to know what's the meaning behind this song and where did you get the inspiration from?
Thankyou, I love you!
I don't like to talk to much about songs and the meanings as I imagine it will have a meaning to you and I wouldn't want to ruin that if it's not the same thing as mine. So I'm going to keep mysterious on this one if that's ok. But I imagine what you think is the true.
Hi lucy you are a Inspiration , for us , And your song are hope for us . I from São Paulo , i went in your concert , it was amazing =) Do you feel empathy with the latina america people ?
Hey, nice to hear from you. Yes I do, I find it hard seeing some of the corruption and hearing some of the stories of life in some places in South America and it makes me really sad. I've thought so much about whether there is something I can do to help, other than playing free concerts and trying to make people happy through music. But the people I met are so strong, amazing and still see happiness in dark times.
What was it like to work together with Logic on Anziety?
An absolute dream come true, so much fun and he's a massive inspiration to me. He let me live in his house when we were recording, took me for breakfast and I'm so lucky to call him a friend.
Hi Lucy! Thanks for doing an AMA. Now the Bombay guys have decided to do their own thing, do you have an plans to do anything with Jack Steadman in the future? Really enjoy your albums and loving Jacks Mr Jukes.
Ah I'm a huge fan of jack's work as Mr Jukes and I'm so happy he's happy making his own music and man it's incredible. I'm hoping to work with jack again one day in the future but when the time is right.
What is your favourite book, film and song?
Greetings from Poland 🌹
Book - To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Film - Never Been Kissed
Song - A Case Of You by Joni Mitchell
From various interviews it seemed as if you you said you made "Work it out" more mainstream and grander than "Like I used to", and I seriously doubt that you did not give it your all at the time. Do you have regrets making the album that way, or did the experience of making "Work it out" contribute to finding out what you really wanted to create as a musician? (Don't get me wrong I think "Work it out" is really cool, but I think "Something's Changing" is extraordinary)
I have no regrets making the record, I just got tired of fighting so much to make it the way I wanted to, that was hard. After touring Like I Used To I found it hard playing the quieter songs like Shiver or Gamble because sometimes the people at the back would talk and I'd get the best reactions from the crowd from songs like Bikes and Lines which confused me so I ended up enjoying playing those songs more and I think that really influenced my songwriting for album two. This album after meeting my fans and learning about the songs that truly meant something to them I decided I wanted to make a record full of those types of songs because they mean the most to me too.
Hi, Lucy. First of all congratulations on your new album. Can't wait to hear it!
I really love your song, "No good at all", but could you tell me the process behind writing that song? Especially during the bridge part.
Any chance to come to Indonesia soon? Once again, congrats! Have a good day!
I promise you I'll be coming to Indonesia so soon, I'm doing my best to make it happen. I'm so happy you like No Good At All, the writing process, well it just happened. I love writing bridges/middle 8's because I feel like it's the one part in the song that I can go off tracks a bit and do something different.
What other regions would you like to do a similar tour?
How do you feel about the new projects from Bombay Bicycle Club members and will you collaborate with Jack Steadman again?
I'd like to tour Australia and New Zealand cause I've never been there and also get a lot of requests for South Africa so I'd love to go there. Also fingers crossed for working with jack again some day.
Hi Lucy! Massive fan here from Liverpool.
My question is that I remember you did an interview on Radio 2 shortly before 'Work It Out' came out. You noted that your second album had a lot more confidence behind it than your first record - would you say you're even more confident now that you have a few albums under your belt or did you want to be more laid back this time around with your new album? Many thanks, love your music - see you at the next gig!
i think i'm most confident with this one because it really feels like me, not me that I would like to me but me, exposed for all my flaws and I've not just accepted that but embraced myself for the first time ever which makes releasing this record scary but also I know that whatever happens I did it for all the right reasons.
Hi Lucy! I don't know how explaing to you the sort of devotion I developed for you since you came along to sing for us in Brazil. You're one of the most honest singer I follow, so thnks for the free concert in the laundry place, it was amazing listen Shiver there and the last one in SP was even more magic. You did something by the tour that I did living in Italy, so the doc was so emotional to me. I feel you very close now and the next album will be one of my specials forever. Can we buy here the physical one?
ah thank you so much, that was such a special gig for me, something that I will never forget, and thank you for being there. you can buy the physical record right here, sorry postage is so expensive but I think it will be released in Brazil physically so maybe wait till it's out there?
Hi Lucy! Met you in Bangalore and told you how surreal it was I discovered you through this obscure anime called Mushishi.
Any plans on coming back to India in 2017?
Hey, I'm hoping to come back 2018, so I will have been there every year for three years, well that's my dream.
"Bull to the red" will not release???
sorry no, please forgive me
I once took a 2 month trip and had the time of my life. Coming home was very difficult as it would bother me that things had remained the same - until I realized that I was the one who had changed. It seemed nobody could understand what it really meant and how it affected me. So how was going back home after living such an experience?
Is this paula paula that I know?
Yes I felt exactly like that when I got home and I haven't spoken about it once but yes. And I think that's even more so why the documentary is important to me because I wanted to tell people how amazing the experience had been and how much it had changed me but I felt like I had to fit back into life here. I hope that makes sense. If this is paula I know then let's chat more about it
Hi its Rob from Radio Plus in Coventry! Hope you are looking forward to Godiva Festival?
Besides the Latin American fan tour what was the most impulsive thing you have ever done and how did it turn out?
can't wait for godiva, such a fun festival! probably getting my tattoo in sao paulo and i think it turned out pretty good....
What brand and model is your acoustic guitar and what string gauge do you use?
it's a martin OOOC16GTE I think the gauge is 12
What's your Beatles favourite song? I always wanted to know and I coludn't ask you when I met you.
Imagine, obviously I know but I love it.
Congrats for your documentary, I absolutelly love it. I think it is one of the best ways to help us understand your feelings when you perform and how you deal with them. It also makes us feel part of some of the changes that happen in your life, as welll as you do in ours. I know it is kind of cliché but your music is some sort of therapy to everyone that listen to it.
Now, moving on to the questions
Are there any possibilities of you coming to Seville? I've already voted on your website and It would be more than a dream come true.
And what do you think of the actual situation of the music industry? Do you think it is getting worse or improving? Why?
Hope you answer my questions.
Lots of love,
Thank you for voting, try get your friends and families to vote too and then it will be more likely that I can come see you which I would love. I think the industry does a certain thing and I think musicians a finding a way to work in the industry but also outside it at the same time and manage to be themselves. But yes I do worry about it sometimes that it just makes the same type of music and lots of things that I love never get the chance. Thanks for your kind words x
Without giving away the answer, what's a question you hoped you'd get asked here?
god that's impossible, the question I always ask is, if you could come back as you in one more life would you come back as the same gender or the opposite?
I read Daughter's Elena Tonra appears on your new album, what was it like working together?
the best experience ever!
Hi lucy, im from argentina, and i want to tell you that your show here was the best,I loved it when you sang "soak it up". When would you come back again to Buenos Aires?
you like soak it up? that's so interesting. that's the only time I played that song live ever... i was worried no-one liked it so that's really good to know. I'll be coming back to Buenos Aires full band really soon I hope.
Hey Lucy! I'm Nor from Singapore and looking forward to next show here! This is not music related but would you love to hang out and drink local tea at my favourite hang out spot when you're here in Singapore in September? I want to bring you there if I could have the chance!
awww that's so sweet, I would love to, send me an email to email@example.com
Can you cover some of Laura's Marling song? It will be really awesome cause I love you both!
I'll try but I think she's the best at singing Laura Marling songs x
Lucy, the most honest songwriter I had the pleasure to live the live twice. During your stay in Brazil what the thing you noticed in your fans that made you more happy for finally come here? Are we able to buy your physical album here any time soon? I'd like to buy because once you did come to see us, buy your original stuff - not only listen by Spotify, is a important thing to do and support your career.
Their enthusiasm and love for music is so strong. I think my album will be physically released Brazil, I'll let you know on my facebook for sure. Still listening on spotify is really supportive for artists so if you're doing that you're doing something good!
Hi Lucy, it was really, amazing to see you at the concert in Mexico, and I can say that going to concerts and meeting my favorite singers is one of the things that can make me very happy and emotional, and I can say that your show is my favorite concert so far.
So I wanted to ask you, what are the things or experiences that make you happy the most?
Meeting fans before and after the shows, them opening up to me and telling me about their connections to certain songs. There is nothing that makes me happier.
Have you read something by Hermann Hesse?
I haven't, what do you recommend?
Hi Lucy! I'm a huge fan coming from Dubai!
I was wondering which song on the next album you had the most fun putting together, and if there was a particular song which had a bigger personal connection to you compared to the other tracks on the album?
I'm looking forward to listening to it!
Thanks for the AMA!
I think recording The Staves and Elena from Daughter was SO much fun, I laughed so so much!
Do you think you'll ever come back to the Philippines?
I'm coming to Manila in September.
Hi Lucy, do you have any plans to come back to South América? I miss your concert here in México and I really want to see you play live.
Hopefully in 2018.
I'm seeing you live very soon!! (21st of July)
I'm a huge fan and I'm just wondering what inspired you to make a documentary? Also what is Lewis Watson like in person?!? Love you x
I didn't think I was going to make the documentary, my husband just filmed the trip for us and then suddenly it was there. Lewis is so lovely.
Greetings from China, it's 00:45 in the evening here, quick question, will you come to China in 2018?
Will you ever come to Florida?
Lucy Rose I just wanted to say thank you, you've inspired me in many different ways. I've decided to make a studio in my house and I learned to play guitar because of you. Thanks to you, I hope to one day record some song of my own in the future. Through my journey, I will continue to listen to your music as it inspires, excites, and speaks to me in many different ways. Keep doing what you're doing, because you're an amazing human being. :) <3
~Sincerely: Emilio Gonzalez
I would love to, please vote for me to come to florida here and then hopefully it can happen - https://www.lucyrosemusic.com/playmyhometown/
Your studio sounds amazing.
Hi Lucy! I was just wondering what inspired you to start playing music? Ps. I love the addition of the Staves on Floral Dresses.
I think it was just in me that I wanted to play music, not sure I have an explanation why but it just felt right. The mystery of it all
Was so happy to see you last year in Tokyo.
Of course, I'm going to the shows in September.
Question: Is there any Japanese musicians you like?
I support a label called "flau" that releases Emma Gatrill's new record. So hope you check it out! :)
I want to know more about Japanese music but my knowledge is soo limited, please tell me who I should be listening to when i meet you at the gig.
What place/country do you want to play at most that you haven't already been to? Also I'm a massive fan of your music!
I think Jakarta in Indonesia
Hi Lucy Rose, I adore you music! The first song I heard of yours was Shiver. It made me so emotional, I related to those lyrics. My question is what is your personal favorite song you have written?
My second question for you is more of a plea, could you please come play a show in Winnipeg, Canada? I would love to see you live, but I can't afford to travel to see you sadly.
wow I don't think I can choose a song, it's just too hard, but I will definitely try come to winnipeg, i loved it there so much when I visited. and Neil Young is from there which blows my mind.
Hey Lucy, my name is Gauderic! I love all your music and have been following you for years (Night Bus is still my fav!) I was wondering, who are your biggest influences?
See you in Montreal! I hope to meet you - would be a dream come true!