Southeast London based singer-songwriter Lucy Mair is catching ears and turning heads both nationally and internationally with her soulful blend of jazz-influenced pop melodies and pensive and thought-provoking lyrical narrative.
Releasing October 25th, Being Pretty Was Fun is Lucy at her most honest. Clearly not afraid of complex or even taboo subjects, she addresses dated perception of modern beauty and its influence on everyday life. Spinning a relatable arc over a smooth-as-silk jazzy instrumental, Lucy takes you on a charmingly nostalgic walk through iconic sounds of the past while and stands out by shirking any current pop trend.
Her debut track Midnight Car Ride was met with critical acclaim, receiving widespread support from BBC Introducing, as well modern pop icon Lily Allen. Follow ups Oh Love and Soulful Goodbye were met with the same reception, each time upping the ante, and it’s clear that Lucy’s motivations are resonating with fans and critics alike.
On the narrative behind Being Pretty Was Fun, Lucy shares “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.”