Lucy & La Mer: We All Shine

emilytreadgold #11, Features

Once I was at a show where Lucy & La Mer made random people slow dance in an awkward way to resemble a middle-school dance, we all changed partners making new friends and it was one of the weirdest and funnest shows I've been to. I instantly was hooked by her contagious energy and honest music and knew I HAD to talk to her. Her message is about positive self-belief, self-care, and honest self expression and that's something we can all get behind.

First things first, how did you get started in music? 

My family would all sing together on camping trips and holidays. My dad led the songs with his guitar.

I heard you spent a bad breakup on a sailboat!! What’s the story behind that?

I was in "hiding" haha. Being near the ocean really helped. There's something so calming and easy about the sea. It was a bad breakup in the sense that I was embarrassed to be sad about it. We'd only been seeing each other a few months and I'd completely thrown myself into it. 

Tell me about “Blue Dress” why was that song (and the real moment behind the song) a big deal for you?

I wanted to write something that portrayed sexual curiosity in a normal, playful, wholesome way. I think there are too much shame and guilt around exploring sexuality in our society. 

What has been inspiring you lately? 

The idea of traveling. There's so much I want to see. 

What has been the biggest challenge for you in the music industry? 

The social aspect of the industry is exhausting. I love making new friends and meeting new people, but the pressure to be friends with everyone and know everyone and be at every cool event is a lot. 

What has been the highlight of your career?

Watching my parents dance, wearing my band shirts at my shows. They're so supportive.

I love how tight you are with the local LA music scene, can you tell me about your industry friendships and why it’s important to have a support group? 

I think a lot of artists try to make it "on their own". It's a competitive industry. But life is pretty short and I'd much rather cheer on other bands than try to outshine them. We all shine. 

What’s your best piece of advice for young women? 

Surround yourself with people you admire

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