LA-based female trio, Luci, releases their first wave of new music with their stripped-down single, “Ashes (Stripped)”. This is the group’s first multi-media platform single currently available on all major digital music stores and streaming services. Where a retro-nostalgic, singer-songwriter approach to harmony and modern melodies and lyrics meet, is where Luci lies. Listen here
Produced by Paul Redel (ZZ Ward, Katie Cole, Jamestown Revival) and featuring guitarist, Mauricio Guerrero Jr. (Gloria Estefan, Phil Collins Little Dreams Foundation Band, Todrick Hall), the track is haunting in both sound and lyrics but is supported by warm harmonies delivered by Ariana Tibi (guitar, vox), Ashley Maietta (keys, vox) and McKail Seely (guitar, vox). “The whole story started brewing after we witnessed the aftermath of a heated argument between our close friend and their significant other,” says Ariana. The song details a feeling of uncertainty in a relationship and being drawn to the darkness of another person. With phrases like, “I see smoke on the horizon” and “ashes filling up my eyes,” the ladies of Luci explore the crossroads of bated desire and cautionary chaos.
“For me, this song really came together once we started performing it live, which is why we wanted to incorporate that rawness,” says McKail. “Releasing ’Ashes (Stripped)’ this way was actually a happy accident,” adds Ashley. “The whole idea of putting it out into the world as a stripped-down version was conceived and executed in less than a month, and it’s been incredible to see the reaction it’s getting!”
As Tibi, Maietta and Seely are in the midst of creating an album, they continue to write together and travel around the U.S. playing for new audiences. With the core values of their team being support and togetherness, Luci’s goal is to inspire people to be kind, be at the ready to help each other, and to encourage other women to follow their passions and ban together in strength.
Luci will be opening for Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo on August 11th at Pershing Square in Downtown Los Angeles. More information can be found on their website.