azalea, debut album from lydia luce
18 million+ streams on Spotify
700k+ monthly listeners on Spotify
7.5 million+ streams on Spotify from her debut record, Azalea
Featured on 13 Spotify editorial playlists including Acoustic Love, The Pulse of Americana, Your Favorite Coffeehouse, Wake Up and Smell the Coffee, Relax & Unwind and more.
Official music video for title track of Azalea premiered on American Songwriter
Official music video for “Tangerine” premiered on The Bluegrass Situation
Recently built her home studio which allows her to autonomously write and record songs with strings, guitar and vocal parts
Azalea Strings EP, available May 24, featuring instrumental and live quintet versions of select songs from the original full-length
Written and recorded “Covered Up” and “Tangerine” with Ian Fitchuk and Todd Lombardo
Opening for Sam Outlaw in EU/UK for his month long tour in Sep-Oct 2019
Founder of Lockeland Strings, an intimate house show series focused on bridging the gap between contemporary classical music, instrumentalists, composers and songwriters
Received her masters in viola, which has led to viola and violin work for Dolly Parton, Eminem, Willie Nelson, Michael Buble, Annie Lennox, Rod Stewart, Joshua Hedley, Burt Bacharach, Dylan LeBlanc, Ron Pope, Joe Pisapia, Sam Outlaw, Ron Carter and more.
“Lydia Luce combines a classical sensibility with Folk/Americana influences to create a sound that’s unprecedented and stunning.” -Atwood Magazine
"Anyone who has found themselves missing someone — or the lingering idea of someone — will immediately connect with the emotion in Luce’s voice." -Wide Open Country
“She stretched out the notes, connecting them like pearls, each tone and syllable standing shoulder to shoulder with the next…Her soft, strumming guitar cast a lullaby-like spell over the room. Luce closed her eyes and leaned her head back, lost in the lyrics.” -Arts Council of Greater New Haven
"As if it has not become obvious at this point, there is an unmistakable depth and breadth to Luce's Azalea that should and undoubtedly is the envy of contemporaries." -Now/It’s Nashville
“The songs that she writes and records now are carefully composed without the sort of pomp that we some may have come to expect from classically-trained performers from musical families. Luce forgoes the usual pageantry for something organic and unique that comes from the heart.” -Pop Matters
“There are some artists who are born to make music. Lydia Luce is such an artist.” -Entertainment Magazine
“The crowd...listened intently to every song and laughed in between at Luce’s disarming sense of humor…[She] ingratiated herself quickly [to the crowd], opening with a song about Mount Saint Helens that deployed atmospheric guitar playing and a swooping, writhing sense of melody that carried poetic, clever, and startling lyrics. -New Haven Independent
“Violist, violinist, and singer/songwriter Lydia Luce partnered with the Nashville Ballet to create a stunning choreography for her song, ‘Tangerine.’ -The Bluegrass Situation
Lydia Luce was born into a musical family, her mother, a gifted organ and piano player, and her brother, a cellist. Luce’s first instrument was viola, and by age 13 she was performing in her mother’s orchestra. Her debut full-length album Azalea, produced by Jordan Lehning and Skylar Wilson, combines her classical training with Americana and Folk influences for a collection that feels authentic and comfortable in a way that only lifelong talent can create. As a Berklee College of Music graduate who later received a Masters Degree from UCLA in viola performance, Luce’s songs from her debut album are, “carefully composed without the sort of pomp that we may have come to expect from classically-trained performers from musical families. Luce forgoes the usual pageantry for something organic and unique that comes from the heart,” Popmatters notes.
With this compilation of songs born from a collaboration in Nashville, TN, Luce was able to combine what she knew about instrumentation with the fruits of new self-discoveries. Luce says, “Playing strings has been a huge part of my life. On this album, I got to record viola and guitar on my tunes with people that I truly admire. I’m very proud of what we’ve created." As she continues to write and record, her Spotify streams are climbing to over 18 million and counting, with plans to release an Azalea EP of instrumental and live versions on May 24th of this year.
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