South East London based singer-songwriter Lucy Mair has been catching ears and turning heads – both nationally and internationally – with her soulful blend of jazz-influenced pop melodies and pensive, thought-provoking lyrical narrative.
Premiering today on Clash, ‘Being Pretty Was Fun’ is Lucy at her most honest. Clearly not afraid of complex or even taboo subjects, she addresses dated perceptions of modern beauty and their influence on everyday life.
Spinning a relatable arc over a smooth-as-silk jazzy instrumental, Lucy takes us on a charmingly nostalgic walk through iconic sounds of the past and stands out by shirking current pop trends.
On the narrative behind the track, Lucy explains: “I wrote this song when I was completely fed up of being told how to look or what to eat. I felt I needed to write a song that vented my frustration and encompassed my thoughts on popular culture's gender stereotyping and its obsession with beauty.”
Her debut track ‘Midnight Car Ride’ was greeted by critical acclaim, receiving widespread support from BBC Introducing, as well modern pop icon Lily Allen. Follow ups ‘Oh Love’ and ‘Soulful Goodbye’ gained similar plaudits, each time upping the ante.
It’s clear that Lucy’s thought-provoking pop is resonating with fans and critics alike.
Tune in now to find out why.
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