Like many artists, the year just gone 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. With two USA tours, two EP releases and her latest single, a cover of the Jimi Hendrix song ‘The Wind Cries Mary’, receiving notable critical acclaim in November of 2020, Lucie has much to look forward to for the coming year. Aidan Prewett, a Hendrix biographer, defined Lucie’s cover of the song as “What (Lucie) has done with ‘The Wind’ is what Hendrix did with Bob Dylan”. High praise indeed.
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/songwriter, 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 road tripping musician has taken her across multiple states of the USA, playing her music and also pursuing the talents of some of the best people in the business to assist her in putting music to record.
Lucie’s most current release comes out on February 26 in the form of a new single ‘Found My Home’, which offers up a melting pot of Southern Rock, Blues and Country that draws its influences from the likes of 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), Brad Kuhn on organ/piano (Meg Williams) 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’. It is a musing on time spent on the road, finding her spiritual home in Muscle Shoals, Alabama and reflects [with a longing sense of nostalgia] on the places most enjoyed during Lucie’s USA travels. Nashville, Florence (Alabama), Memphis, and the Mississippi Delta all feature in ‘Found My Home’. Lucie describes it as “Every line in the song is a reference to a place I’ve been or something I’ve done and I think that’s why this song is so special to me. It’s something that can only be achieved in writing songs about your own experiences.”
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. I’m super excited about these songs and I can’t wait to share them!"
Lucie excitedly brings her new track to the live stage with a launch show in Sydney at Sappho Books Wine Bar and a string of upcoming gigs in her hometown.