LUCIIA (@_luciiaofficial) is a Grammis-nominee singer-songwriter with one foot in Havana, Cuba, and the other in Malmö, Sweden. Not too long ago, she released a hotly anticipated sophomore EP, “WITH II EYES,” via WILHELMINA. LUCIIA successfully conducted a takeover release party at Soho House Stockholm on November 24th to herald the project release.
LUCIIA – SAME THING NEW MAN (Music Video)
“WITH II EYES” opens with swagger on the intro track “GETS LIKE THAT,” before the entrance of lead single “SAME THING NEW MAN,” a silky-smooth jam that merges classic ‘90s R’n’B. The core of the EP deals with LUCIIA’s grappling with relationships, both with others and herself.
LUCIIA – “DON’T GET IT” (Official Visualizer)
Whereas sultry slow burner “WE KNOW” finds a moment of clarity in its spaced-out funk groove, the swooning strings of “DON’T GET IT” match the emotional conflict in the lyrics, before “CARRY ON MY LOVE” bodes a wistful farewell to a relationship with light keys and ethereal vocal harmonies.
LUCIIA – “U FOR A MINUTE” Single
“‘U FOR A MINUTE’ is about putting yourself in someone else’s shoes, this time it became clear to me that I didn’t have any sympathy. I wanted the people to feel the hurt I have been suffering and hopefully have them try my shoes for once. Suddenly during the session of writing ‘U FOR A MINUTE,’ I realized that I was pouring out my frustrations from [my] childhood days. It became obvious to me that I wasn’t able to love without knowing how to be loved.” – LUCIIA explained
The show-stopping EP focus track “U FOR A MINUTE” closes the release with a deep dive into childhood emotions, summing up the core themes of the EP.
LUCIIA – “WITH II EYES” EP
“The songs reflect a newfound perspective of mine. My vision has cleared up. My relationship with myself has in a way become more natural than my relationship with others. Previously I struggled to accept myself or to know who I truly was, which led me to engage in destructive relationships. I suspect much of this stems from having a strained relationship with my father. As an adult, I have had to teach myself to be deserving of good things that come my way.” – LUCIIA explained
“WITH II EYES” is a journey of self-discovery, the story of an artist baring her soul both to herself and to her audience. With the assistance of London-based executive producer Maleík Loveridge, LUCIIA has managed to forge her own sound, where classic ‘90s R&B blends with a futuristic sonic vision.
“WITH II EYES” is confirmation of LUCIIA’s fast ascent to stardom. It is a striking EP that delves deep into the emotional core of this uniquely talented artist. “WITH II EYES” satisfies on all levels, and even at the end, listeners might not want the sonic ride to stop. That’s because LUCIIA is the real deal and consider yourself highly favorable to be exposed to her rich and profound artistry.
To say LUCIIA literally grew up on stage is no overstatement. Shaped by equal parts Havana, Cuba, and Möllevången, Malmö, her father toured the world with the Afro-Cuban All Stars, and her mother ensured her daughter participated in talent shows from the age of four.
The stage is where LUCIIA feels most comfortable and at ease, something she demonstrated in front of 70,000 people each night during 4 dates opening for Coldplay at Ullevi Stadium in Sweden, and previously performed in front of an international crowd at the Brilliant Minds Symposium in Stockholm, headlined Debaser with Dr Martens last year, and secured two official showcases during SXSW 2023. London – Soho House White City, Tempo & Flow & Notting Hill Arts Club.
Last year, LUCIIA released her debut EP, “365,” which garnered media attention and earned her nominations for both the Grammis and Manifest awards in Sweden. In another testament to the growth in global interest for LUCIIA, the songstress has had two SXSW performances hosted by DJ Rosegold and Crxssroads Music, as well as shows in New York and Amsterdam for brands including Volvo and Northzone, and has multiple Monitor Live sessions released. Reaction carpool videos recorded with LUCIIA having guests like Cherrie, Mapei, Sabina Ddumba, and Awa among other artists in Sweden will be released soon.
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