Introducing Lucie, a singer, songwriter, music producer and performance artist. Growing up between Berlin’s middle-class suburbs and central-city techno parties, Lucie’s teenage years were spent spanning the worlds of classical music, jazz and the electronic music scene.
BLEACHBLONDE is the third beat-forward, dance tune earworm from LUCIE’s debut EP, coming in July. The song voices the self-sabotaging whispers telling women to be the meek, conforming, angelic versions of themselves society expects – then eviscerates those voices with bursts of explosive percussion.
In Lucie’s signature tongue-in-cheek style, BLEACHBLONDE straddles the line between cynicism and celebration by blending relentlessly thumping bass with unexpectedly funky synths. Meanwhile, backing vocals give voices to the internal dialogue itself. Lucie says the song is about “accepting and embracing the remnants of past versions of ourselves as a reminder of who we are today.”
Lucie started playing the violin at the age of five and went on to study singing, songwriting, sound engineering, and music production at a Master’s level. Meanwhile, she made street music, organised raves, and created her own performance art project “Die Ratgeber” before starting the synth-pop band Lucie & The Robot in 2019, with whom she has released several self-produced singles.
In her songwriting, Lucie plays with vulnerability, irony and exaggeration to liberate herself from social anxiety, self-doubt and patriarchal norms. Strong rhythmic hooks in a dark universe of synths and experimental production complement Lucie’s ethereal vocals, which blend the earnestness of Dido with the irony of Lana del Rey. Lucie’s live show is a dance-driven electronic set played with her live band.