Like many artists, the last 18 months has been an opportunity for slowing the pace of life and reflection. For a wandering songstress like Lucie Tiger, the time to stop and take stock of her music and life experiences to date has been a positive spin on an otherwise unsettling time. Following two USA tours and two EP releases, her latest single, ‘Found My Home’, received notable acclaim in February ‘21, reaching no. 20 on the Music Network CountryTown Hot 50 and hitting the Music Row charts in Nashville currently sitting at number 61. It stayed on the Australian charts for 6 weeks and is still on the US charts after 9 weeks.
Lucie possesses something of a magnetic quality in both her music and personal charm. She is the embodiment of a Southern infused, Country Rock singer, coloured with a hefty dose of good old Americana charm.
Born and raised in the Sydney region, country life on horseback became a notable part of what has formed her identity thus far. Her life as a roving musician has taken her across multiple states of the USA, playing her music and also pursuing the talents of some of the best people and studios in the business to assist her in recording her songs.
Lucie’s most current offering comes in the form of a classic break-up song ‘Midnight Goodbye’. Lucie describes the song as capturing that “universal feeling of when you’ve just had your heart broke and you just want the other person to get their boots on and get out the door”. As a self-proclaimed searcher for the silver lining, Lucie explains that the song embodies the experience of “just wanting to go out and have a good time and leave the heartbroken feelings for later on”. This song also lets Lucie vicariously take revenge on those who’ve broken her heart in the past, akin to something Mae West might embody in her infamous quote (and a lyric in ‘Midnight Goodbye’) “When I’m good I’m good, but when I’m bad I’m better”.
The song is an infusion of Southern Rock, Blues and Country and draws on Lucie’s heavy influences including The Allman Brothers and Lynyrd Skynyrd as well as more modern touches of RaeLynn and Miranda Lambert. The song was written independently by Lucie and features Bob Wray on bass guitar (Ray Charles), Will McFarlane on guitar (Bonnie Raitt) and Justin Holder on drums (Jason Isbell, ShoalsFest). The single was produced by John Gifford III and mastered by Don Srygley, both of whom were GRAMMY nominated for Gregg Allman’s final album ‘Southern Blood’.
Time away from touring hasn’t proved a limitation for Lucie’s songwriting process. In fact she explains of the time at home “All of the lyrics I’ve been writing have been directly inspired by moments on the road. With COVID making it harder to travel I’m loving the fact that I can revisit my previous road trips through my songs. Whilst a lot of 2020 was spent cooped up inside, it actually gave me a chance to get all of that inspiration out and into lyrics for the crop of new singles coming this year. Everybody seemed to love ‘Found My Home’ so I can’t wait to see how they like the next one, ‘Midnight Goodbye’! ”
Lucie excitedly brings her latest track to the live stage with a string of shows in NSW.