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Interview - Lucas Elliott

UK-based singer-songwriter and producer Lucas Elliott has released his debut single, 'Fairytale', as a first taste to his forthcoming EP.

We had a conversation with Lucas Elliott regarding the release, his future plans, and the reasons you should listen to his music. Check it out here at IGNITE!

Hey Lucas Elliott, how are you doing?

Hiya, I’m doing really well thanks. Excited for everyone to hear the music I’ve been working on!

Who are your main influences as a band?

I don’t really think my music sounds much like that which I listen to. Nevertheless, I would say my main influences are The Killers, Vampire Weekend, Charlie Puth and U2.

Sum up your music for us in three words?

Melodic, dreamy and fresh.

What's your biggest highlight as an artist so far?

I think my biggest highlight would have to be hearing one of my songs on BBC Introducing radio. It was weird to hear the presenter talk about my song and know other people were finally listening to something I’d written.

How have friends and family reacted to your journey so far in music?

My friends and family have always been super supportive of my music but also offered feedback and constructive criticism of songs they thought weren’t good enough as well. Because of this, I feel I can trust them to let me know when what I’ve done is actually good.

Congratulations on the release of your new single 'Fairytale'. We're loving it! How did it come about and what’s the meaning and/or message behind the song?

Fairytale originally came about in April of 2021 just as I was finishing high school. I had the opening bell riff pop into my head and inputted it into my computer. The name of the instrument I used was called ‘fairytale bells,’ which inspired the subject matter of the piece. I then wrote the verse and pre-chorus in pretty quick succession. But couldn’t quite crack the chorus. I tried roughly 60 different chorus melodies over the course of the next six months before finally finding the one that I thought was good enough for what I knew could potentially be my best song. The message of the song is about growing up and learning that all the stories, books and films we grew up on are seldom true and are shrouded in gross mistruths.

What was the recording and writing process like for this song?

I actually taught myself to produce and record tracks through this song. I’ve gone through several different versions of this song over the years and always kept coming back to it to improve the production with new things I’ve learnt while experimenting and learning with Logic Pro. I’m currently at the end of my three years of university studying music and thought now would be a good time to apply everything I’ve learnt into producing this track and the EP it will be part of.

How would you describe this song sonically for our readers?

I think this song is a dreamy sort of pop song. The production harks back to 80s hits but introduces a more contemporary element too. I think it’s a song that’s quite easy to get lost in.

What are your plans for the rest of 2024? What can fans expect?

This single is the first piece of music I’ve ever released. Later this year I will release another single which, along with Fairytale, will be part of a five track EP. 


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