Lucy Crisp’s latest release, “Locked Down,” is a burst of pop optimism, brimming with vibrant harmonies and technicolor synths that leave you feeling invincible, even in the face of adversity. Following the success of “One Summer’s Day,” which earned the coveted title of track of the week from BBC Introducing East Midlands in April 2023, “Locked Down” is the second offering from her upcoming EP, ’65 Roses,’ set to drop on November 3rd, 2023.
Lucy’s journey is marked by resilience. As a Nottingham-based pop singer-songwriter, she articulates, “‘Locked Down’ mirrors the anger and hope I experienced while having to shield during the COVID-19 lockdown. It was an unprecedented time, robbing all of us in some way. I’ve always been the type to say ‘I’m fine’ and deal with it, but it was hard to find coping mechanisms when confined to four walls for months. Even after restrictions lifted, I was still confined, witnessing everyone else’s fun on social media while I remained at home. I just wanted to experience life like any other person in their twenties, but my disability held me back.” In spite of the challenges, Lucy held onto hope for freedom. Music became her escape and a reflection of past events, ultimately inspiring this pandemic anthem. “I’ve always wanted to create a modern synth pop song with a nostalgic feel, allowing my fans to dance or release their emotions however they need. I want them to get lost in the upbeat rhythms and feel the freedom to express themselves,” she emphasizes.
Her debut EP, ’65 Roses,’ delves deep into Lucy’s life as someone living with Cystic Fibrosis. In an announcement on her social media, Lucy explained, “65 roses has always been another way for people to remember Cystic Fibrosis. This project introduces myself and truly reflects the physical and mental challenges I face. I hope the songs resonate with listeners, encouraging them to open up about their own feelings, regardless of disability.” Lucy Crisp’s music has received high praise from industry insiders. A+R Factory lauds her “radio-ready touch,” while RGM Magazine notes her vocal delivery is “playful yet powerful.” Dean Jackson of BBC Introducing recognizes Lucy as “something very special,” and Pop Passion Blog commends her impactful storytelling.
For those eager to catch Lucy live, her 2023 gig and festival lineup includes Oxjam Festival (Nottingham) on October 14th, Hockley Hustle on October 22nd, HMV Derby on October 28th, and an EP launch gig at Old Bus Depot, Nottingham, on November 3rd, followed by HMV Nottingham on November 4th. Lucy Crisp is a force to be reckoned with, and her music is bound to leave an indelible mark on the pop landscape.