A little introduction to Lucy Crisp:
Hi, my name’s Lucy Crisp, a 21-year-old solo artist based in Nottingham. And today I’ll be answering some questions about my music!
How do you write your singles?
Normally I write a lot of the songs by myself although I do love collaborating with other songwriters on tracks! Normally it starts off with a chord progression idea or a lyric I’ve just sung out loud and then I’ll form the lyrics around that. The process can take from a day-to-day thing or I can just write it in one day and it still sounds amazing. One piece of advice I would give to songwriters is, don’t rush the process otherwise you’ll end up writing lyrics that people won’t want to tattoo to themselves.
What singer would you most like to collaborate with?
The dream collaboration would definitely be Adele! She’s my second mother because I’ve always looked up to her as one of my inspirations and I feel she’s been a part of my life musically! Some other people I’d definitely love to collaborate with is Dua Lipa, Tom Odell and Imogen Heap… I can’t name them all! If Amy Winehouse was still alive, I would have loved to collaborated with her as well!
What obstacles have you had to tackle as a female musician?
There is definitely a lot of adversity that we females face in the music industry, and it is such a shame because I know a lot of female musicians who are talented but don’t get enough credit for what they do. Most of the time I feel that we are not represented in the way that we should be. If you looked at a lot of the festivals going ahead this year, they don’t contain a lot of main headliners that are female and some don’t contain any female headliners on any of the main stages. I definitely encourage there to be a change to this!
Can you tell us about a pinch-me moment you’ve had?
So far it was definitely when I was first played on my local BBC Introducing radio! Before I started sending my songs into the show, I used to love hearing my friends on the radio and people from the Midlands that I still support! When I was on the radio for the first time, after I released “Feet” back in April last year, I honestly couldn’t believe that I was on the radio, talking about a song that I am still passionate about to this day. I’ve definitely had pinch-me moments since with the interactions I’ve had and the connections I have made, especially in terms of songwriting opportunities, and hopefully, I think there are still a few future pinch-me moments to come.
What’s next for you, Lucy?
I’m currently working on the production for my debut EP, which I am so excited for my fans to hear very very soon because it has been two years in the making and hopefully the songs will be finished before the Autumn! It’s a mixture of sad and danceable bops, so a good balance of my emotions expressed in an EP, to say the least! I’ve started writing songs for the second EP too, which will have a different story and sound! I’d love to collaborate with more people too with songwriting sessions over the summer, as I really enjoy doing it and it would be so cool to do it as a living one day!