By: Mary Welch
For those who have not heard of you before, please tell us a little bit about yourself.
I’m LVCI (pronounced Lucy). I’m originally from Scotland and I’m a singer, model, and performer. LVCI is the name of my music persona, my sound is best described as dark synth-pop.
Welcome to Control Records! How has joining changed the way you are involved in music? In other words, how does it compare or contrast to the music you have made on your YouTube channel, TheLuciferFallen?
Getting signed to Control Records has changed everything. I have people backing me that are allowing me to experiment at a level that I never could have achieved on my own. TheLuciferFallen was a channel that I started a few years ago, just before I started studying music and all of the songs on it sort of show an evolution in my style and the improvement of my technique. All of the songs on there are covers and a lot of the earlier ones are very amateurish, I mainly just did them for fun. I didn't grow up as a singer and my singing journey only really started five years ago, so I've really gone from an absolute beginner to where I'm at now in a few short years and my older videos really reflect that. LVCI is my first real step in creating music professionally, I've been in other projects and groups before, but nothing that has ever been really serious. With it I have a persona and a sound that I feel really happy with. It’s something that I devote a large part of my time to. I’m lucky enough to have the backing of Control Records and their experience to help guide me as I continue to grow and improve.
You have just released your first single “Drives Me Wild.” What was the writing/recording process like and when do we get to hear more?
I was fairly hands off with the writing process for the first set of LVCI songs, while I am a songwriter and I'm constantly creating new material, I really wanted to see what the team at Control Records could write for me, as at the time they had a much clearer vision of what LVCI should be than I did. The recording process was one of the best experiences of my life. I was flown to New York for the first time ever and I spent 9 days with the amazing Control Records team recording the whole EP, and we met up with Terry Matlin to film a couple of music videos.
If someone wants to support LVCI, what can they do?
My single is available on iTunes, Spotify, and just about everywhere else, you can also buy merchandise at the LVCI.bigcartel.com store. Once shows get announced, then coming out and seeing me live would also be a great way to support me. Keeping the momentum going on social media by sharing and interacting with me is also good.
What else can fans expect in 2018?
We have the rest of the EP to release, we have a second music video done already. We have some more music videos planned as well. By the end of the year, we want to have released even more music and I hope I get the chance to play shows both in the U.K. and America. It's going to be a really big year for me, and I can't wait for you all to see what we have in store!