Feature: Jack Foley
LUCIE Silvas is being billed as a dynamic new British talent
with an incredible voice, star appeal and a luminousness that
truly sets her apart from other female singer/songwriters.
Her debut album, Breathe In, has been produced by Mike
Peden (Des’ree, Shara Nelson), and will be released on October
11, 2004, on Mercury Records.
A gifted, versatile singer with the vocal range of Christina
Aguilera and a songwriting sensibility all of her own, Lucie is
a natural performer and has a sensitivity to emotion, melody and
storytelling that belies her 24 years.
She can even count Chris Martin, Burt Bacharach and Lionel Richie
Lucie grew up immersed in music.
She started playing piano at the age of five, and, at the age
of 10, composed her first love song.
According to Lucie: "When everyone
at school was listening to Bros, I was listening to gospel music,
Stevie Wonder, Nat King Cole and The Carpenters. Especially, The
Carpenters, Karen’s voice was just amazing."
After several false starts, Lucie, signed now to Mercury Records,
has finally produced a truly personal album which is, needless
to say, full of piano driven tracks.
"My album is about true things that have happened. Either
to me, or to my friends or my family," she explains.
Tracks range from the stark simplicity of, Forget Me Not,
which features just Lucie and the piano, to big production efforts
such as Don’t Look Back and The Game Is Won.
Having supported Macy Gray, written songs for Rachel Stevens,
Gareth Gates and Liberty X, including the hit track, Jumpin’,
Lucie has taken the time to find a record contract and a sound
that truly accommodates her talent and reflects her style.
It is in singer/songwriter mode that Lucie really excels and
feels most at home.
She concludes: "I’ve finally worked out what being
Lucie Silvas is, its taken awhile to get there, but now I can
say ‘This is me. This who I am’."