The talented Nottingham-based pop performer Lucy Crisp recently released her new track 'Locked Down', which is taken from her anticipated upcoming debut EP '65 Roses', which is released at the start of next month.
'Locked Down' is a bright, positive and enthusiastic track that accurately mirrors Lucy's own personality - remaining optimistic in the face of adversity. Vibrant and colourful, the single is a motivational listen and follows up her previous track, 'One Summer's Day' which actually received the accolade of Track Of The Week from BBC Introducing East Midlands in April.
About 'Locked Down', Lucy Crisp said it is "...a true reflection of all the anger but hope I felt as someone who had to shield during the COVID-19 lockdown. It was an unprecedented time and all of us had our lives robbed in one way or another. I’ve always been the type to say ‘I’m fine’ and deal with it but it was difficult to find coping mechanisms when living between four walls for months on end. And even when restrictions were lifted, I wasn’t allowed out and that was the hardest part seeing everyone else (via social media) having fun whilst I was having to stay at home. I just wanted to be like every other normal person in their early twenties and I couldn’t because of my disability..."
In spite of her health concerns, Lucy has turned a negative into a positive. Music serves as an escapism and her songwriting clearly demonstrates this. Always upbeat, she is inspired by 80's synth-pop which has become in vogue as of late partly thanks to one of her favourite TV shows, Stranger Things. Lucy: “I related to Max (from Stranger Things) a lot in that season because I experienced the same feelings during lockdown. When she escaped from Vecna, she found freedom and I wanted to reflect that feeling throughout my song.”
The upcoming debut EP '65 Roses' explores the life of Lucy herself, who has Cystic Fibrosis which is a genetic condition that affects 10,000 people in the UK. She hopes that the songs on the EP encourages listeners to open up about how they feel, like Lucy has, disability or no disability.
You can catch Lucy Crisp live on the following dates:
HMV Derby - 28th October
EP Launch Gig at Old Bus Depot, Nottingham - 3rd November
HMV Nottingham - 4th November