Interview by Visual Collaborative
July 2019 5 min read
Lucy Mason is an Australian singer and songwriter who lives in the city of London. She has performed for Her Majesty the Queen and other members of the Royal family. Her new album “Flashback Romance” was released in early 2019. As a feature in our “Vivencias” interview series, Lucy talks about her creative process, travels, and possible music collaborations.
(VC) Congratulations on your new music XO. How has the reception been and is there going to be a full album or an EP?
(Lucy) Thank you! XO was a special release in the UK for a TV show. An EP will be coming in 2020.
(VC) Your voice really soars in acoustic music sets, would you consider an all-acoustic album in the future?
(Lucy) All of my songs start usually as acoustic, raw songs. I would hope that the songs are strong enough to stand on their own and so that’s usually how we write them but my sound is always evolving and I kind of never really know what it’s going to sound like next until I start writing and piecing it all together. An acoustic style album is definitely on the cards. Anything could happen next!
Photo courtesy of Lucy Mason
(VC) You performed for Her Majesty the queen and HRH Prince Harry. Congratulations! How did you feel about your performance?
(Lucy) It was absolutely amazing to perform at these events. I felt very nervous! So nervous that weirdly I think it helped me focus more than normal. I felt calm and excited all at the same time and in the end I felt good about both of these performances. I had an amazing time and I’m so grateful for both opportunities.
when I’m surrounded by a new culture and experiencing another unknown place and environment is something I absolutely love doing. There’s something about adventure and a little bit of risk that I get so much satisfaction from.
(VC) In a chance encounter, Visual Collaborative’s founder met and learned about your music in Marrakech. Does your many travels and experiences like walking the desert have an impact on your creative out?
(Lucy) It was pretty funny how we met! We met after a hammam in Marrakech, Morocco which was just such a wild experience. We were all put into a room to have tea and we started laughing because of what we all just experienced! Traveling definitely has a huge impact on my creative outlet. It’s hard to explain because I just experience so many different feelings when I’m surrounded by a new culture and experiencing another unknown place and the environment is something I absolutely love doing. There’s something about adventure and a little bit of risk that I get so much satisfaction from. I also love seeing other cultures and ways of life. It’s important to remember the way we live our life isn’t necessarily the only or best way. Traveling has helped me understand others more and helped me to open my eyes and pay attention to what’s going on around me.
(VC) In your quiet or noisy moments, how does Lucy Mason get inspired? What ultimately motivates you to create music you do. Are you spiritual or perhaps physiological like many artists for muses?
(Lucy) I get inspired in waves. Sometimes when things are quiet, I just like to enjoy the quiet. I tend to focus more on other creative outlets and just shift my mind away from doing the same things all the time. I like to have a break away from music to clear my head. Eventually, the road always leads back to writing songs and I’m better off for the quiet time. I find more direction in what I want to write about when I just stop trying.
(VC) There is no time like the present, yet some artists mention the renaissance period as a period they admire. If you can time-warp back to any era, what time would it be and why?
(Lucy) Probably the early 2000’s. My last record was heavily inspired by my teenage years and all the memories and stories that came with that time in my life. Reflecting on it was so sweet, yet so heartbreaking and for some reason it evoked so many different emotions that stirred up my creativity and drove me to put those feelings into songs.
(VC) At this stage of your music career and accomplishments, If you could work alongside any creative, public figure or brand, who would they be and why?
(Lucy) I absolutely love fashion, design, and travel and would always be open and excited to work with brands that I feel aligned with. Anything to do with art and creativity I just love! For my performance at Buckingham Palace, I was dressed by Chanel and it was a dream come true.
Photo courtesy of Lucy Mason
(VC) What can the world expect from Lucy B Mason and her music within the next few years? Perhaps soundtracks?
(Lucy) New music, new creative projects, and working alongside others. I’d absolutely love to do a soundtrack. To be involved in films would be a dream. I’ve learned this far that you never know what is going to happen, and I’m excited to see what happens and what music I make next!
(VC) Is there anything you would like to add or share with our readers?
(Lucy) My newest album is out now on Spotify, Apple Music, and everywhere else you can stream and I’d love for you to hear it. It’s also available on vinyl! Thanks so much for having me be apart of the Visual Collaborative and I’m looking forward to sharing new music with you all soon.