Hailing from Cary, North Carolina, Lucy Daley is looking to perfect her song writing abilities and develop her own unique style. She draws upon her North Carolina roots and lifelong passion for music in her writing. She loves all genres of music, but mainly writes pop style songs. She just released her third single "Love Don't Live Here," a folky-pop breakup song which is available for streaming everywhere you listen to music.
Hi, Lucy! Who are some of your musical influences?
I grew up listening to country music, because of my mom, and I was really influenced by country style songwriting when I first started. Now, some of my musical influences are Gracie Abrams, Lana Del Rey, Ariana Grande, and Taylor Swift. My musical influences change everyday, but these are the main ones at the current moment.
What do you hope fans take away from your music?
I hope they relate to it in any way possible. Once a song is released, it’s up to interpretation. So, no matter what I wrote the song about, to the listener it can be about something completely different. If at least one fan can relate to a song I wrote or feels understood by a song I wrote, then I have successfully done my job as an artist!
What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
It may sound basic, but the best advice I’ve been given is to “just keep going.” It’s especially important when you’re feeling discouraged. The majority of people who “make it” in the music industry (whatever “making it” means to you) are people who didn’t give up. “Keep going” may be very cheesy advice, but it ends up being pretty solid when you follow it.
Is there a certain song you really resonate with? If so, which one and why?
My favorite song right now is “Dial Drunk” by Noah Kahan. He is an amazing lyricist. He knows how to paint a very clear and visual picture. The song finds the singer (Noah Kahan) in a really hopeless situation. I love the lyrics and the production and even though he is very specific with the situation he’s in, everyone has been in a situation that makes them feel the same way. I love when artists write about a very specific situation but find ways for the listener to relate to it in a more general way. That’s why this song resonates with me.
If you weren’t a recording artist working in the music industry, what other career do you think you may have chosen?
I would definitely be a chef or a baker. I have always loved to bake sweets and make desserts, so that would be the professional path I’d go down if I wasn’t working in the music industry at all.
What is one “fun fact” people may not know about you?
Before I wanted to pursue music, I was a competitive Irish dancer. I did it for my entire childhood and into my teens.
If you were to write a memoir, what would you title it?
I believe I am too young to write a memoir, but if I had to write one, I would title it It’s All Lucy Goosey.
You are given three wishes. What are you wishing for?
I would wish for streaming services to raise the average price per stream by at least 40% worldwide. Artists don’t make as much as they used to due to streaming and they need to be properly compensated! I would wish for all online bullying and negativity to stop. My last wish would be to own a beach house. Kind of a random one, but I love the beach and since I live in a landlocked state, I don’t get to go as often as I would like to!