The hits range from the rollicking anthemic title track, to the beautiful love song, Pull The Stars Down, and the smoky, battle-weary, banjo-toting, Shame. It is quite simply an album of belters packed with heart and soul.
But Lucie is the first to appreciate it hasn’t been a quick or easy – rise back to the top. BEST ALBUM COVERS OF THE 70S Raised between England and New Zealand, she first tasted success with her debut album, BREATHE IN (2004), and in 2006 followed the release with, THE SAME SIDE, alongside writing chart hits for other musicians.
Known for strong piano-led pop tracks, she performed throughout Europe with the likes of Elton John, Jamie Cullum, Macy Gray and Jamiroquai. But after the release o her second album she began searching for a new direction. By chance, her friend songwriter Jon Green had been travelling to work in Nashville and encouraged her to join him on a visit. Very quickly she fell in love with the city and a new sense of inspiration developed from within the honesty and rawness of roots music.
“I didn’t know anyone in Nashville, and then when I got there…I felt like it was such a community of people, and I remember being quite speechless. I never told many people anything about my previous career, I just sat there and listened and watched people get up and sing. I found this new appreciation.