Press Release (ePRNews.com) - NEW YORK - Sep 20, 2017 - Lucy Monciel is a singer-songwriter from Romania who composes in various genres of music and displays unique vocal colors. She released two albums to date: “Summer Memories in Blue,” (classical) and “Party Fire,” (pop). Today, for her fans and other music lovers, she has agreed to disclose a bit more about her life as an artist and songwriter.
How did you decide to become an artist/singer?
“I believe it was fated just like in my song “Destiny.” Since I was little I have always been doing dance performances for my parents, singing in a choir, caroling during holidays or performing at school events either in English, German or Romanian. Also, whenever I was around musicians, I felt like I was at home. I knew I belonged to music and that music belonged to me somehow.”
I knew I belonged to music and that music belonged to me somehow.
When did you start your career in music?
“I became an official songwriter two years ago when I met two incredibly talented people who changed my life: Flavyake and Michael Gradu. I wrote with them my first original, “Tahitian Blue.” Believe it or not, it was such an awesome experience. We even talked about the big wave surfing competitions around the world and how they mold competitors and prepare them for the worst. While talking about surfing, we realized that the word “commitment” in sports resembled any passionate love experience anybody can have. Passion indeed can bring you up and down depending on the circumstances you have and what you make of them. That’s also reflected in the principles of big wave surfing today.”
What is your favorite genre of music?
“I love to sing classical but love to write for pop. Why? Classical music is very intricate to write and produce. However, if I add fusion to it like I did with “Destiny,” it brings a whole new world for me which I would love to explore more. Shahed Mohseni Zonoozi would be the right partner to revolutionize what classical music is today. We both understand the need for progress, contemporary and world culture.
Now when I said “ I love to write for pop,” I meant that I like bringing rhythm and sunshine to people by marrying the songwriter and producer roles. It’s fun to experiment with what people want, what I like and what it can be brought back from the past.”
Who are your inspirations or whom do you look up to?
Whenever I think classical, I have always been inspired by Sarah Brightman and Josh Groban. In addition, I have always dreamed of having a duet with Josh Groban. Maybe that was the reason that I composed “Facing the Same Moonlight.” There are many ways you can immortalize a love story and many genres, but I chose to tell my experience in a romantic, classical way. I was indeed considering pitch it to him. However, I became emotional about this song, since it was a memory so dear to my heart. Furthermore, I love to sing classically passionate songs of love. I found Eugene Olea to be the right duet partner for this song because he felt deeply for the style and the poetry in the lyrics. It was difficult making it happen, but still very rewarding in the end.
When I think pop, I have a huge respect for Sia because she is clever about rhythm in her productions and manipulates lyrics like nobody else just to fit the melody. Also, I love Pink because she has a strong voice and a great personality even when singing. Of course, for reggae, I love Bob Marley and for rock, Sam Cooke. And there are many others on my list. My compositions in pop were made possible because I tried to combine the best of the pop on the radio with what I heard in my ear. Work is hard for an artist, but I love the work that rewards people in the end. People live every day in music and it feels such a noble mission to bring out that music from the people and for the people.
Was there any moment you wanted to give up?
We all know that music is not meant for everyone, and not all survive in music and with music. I did have thoughts of giving up especially when I was multitasking way too much and had to consider paying bills too. But the journey and reward are too satisfying spiritually to leave a talent I was born with and a passion that ignites me every day alone. The parts I love the most are songwriting, singing, and vocal production. My favorite times are when I collaborate because everybody is invested working towards the same goal. Through collaborations, people fail to put a price on a work, because everything comes out of pure love. I learned that only works made with love become perfect pieces.
What would be the message you want to leave your audience with?
“I hear and meet people every day that are planning their entire life including love. They all live for tomorrow or sometimes for yesterday. Even though it’s a simple thing, my advice is to live for today with no regrets, to make music part of your life and don’t judge anyone based on status but based on the power of their hearts.”