How did you come by your stage name?
Luchi was always my nickname growing up so it felt like the perfect fit as I am used to people calling me that rather than my real name of Luciano.
When did you discover your love for your craft and what made you realize you wanted to pursue a career in it?
I do believe that I was born with music in me. It’s something that just flows out of me and I find real joy in it. To do it as a career was a decision I made after having a rough time mentally and I decided that I wanted to do what made me happy, which was music. Luckily it has gone well so far and I don’t take it for granted that I get to do what I love every day.
To what or whom do you accredit your sense of style?
My musical style I accredit to artists like P!nk, Kelly Clarkson, Adele, Sam Smith, Callum Scott… any artist that follows the beat of their own drum has inspired me. I grew up on the radio as my family wasn’t big into music so a lot of pop really influenced me like Spice Girls, Steps, S Club 7, and Girls Aloud, I think I learned a lot by listening to popular music and the charts that have helped me be able to write in a commercially satisfying way. I’m also a massive country music fan so I draw inspiration from that genre on the storytelling side of my lyrics.
On your current project, how did you come up with the concept?
The day I wrote this song, I got a message from my ex, years after we had split up, wanting to meet up for a coffee and a chat. I am a firm believer in not going backward when it comes to relationships because there was a reason it didn’t work out in the first place so instead of replying to him, I wrote this song. It’s everything that I would have wanted to hear all those years ago.
When you go through a breakup, it can often be the case that one person struggles more than the other, and if you’re anything like I used to be, you sit at home crying, stalking their social media then getting angry with seeing them outliving their “best life” or how fast they move on so this was my way of addressing that. It can become a game, that no one knows they are playing, of “who won the breakup.”
When I wrote the song last year, it started out with just a vocal and guitar but I could hear it being a big pop anthem in my head. I felt that this song was a really empowering breakup anthem and I wanted to reflect that in the production.
So me and my producer Chris Stagg got to work and I love that it’s quite different to the other stuff I have released recently in terms of its sound and it has a bit of sass in it. There’s still vulnerability in it like all my songs have but it’s one to listen to with the windows of the car down, up full blast, and singing at the top of your lungs.
Luchi Interview with Muzique Magazine
What are some of your greatest challenges, and what is your greatest attribute when it comes to your work ethic?
My work ethic is a lot higher than other people I know and I have been told I am a prolific writer as songs just flow out of me. I guess the biggest challenge is knowing when to take a break to rest and recover because you don’t want to burn out and keeping your head right will help you be more creative. Also because music is my passion as well as my job, it can blur the lines a little because I enjoy it so much so when things start to feel like a burden, I know it’s time for a day off.
Are you the best at what you do in your opinion?
That’s such a tough question to answer as there are some amazing songwriters and singers out there but I’d say I am unique in my approach to songs so more that than being the best.
What are your plans for the near future?
I have a bunch of new music to come over the rest of the year so hold on tight. I already have the next single lined up and I’ve been in the studio working on new material so it’s a very exciting time.
Is there anyone you’d like to thank, any shout-outs?
I’d like to thank anyone who has supported my career so far, I am always blown away by the response when I release something and it really does mean the world. Also my mum, I always say I’ll thank her when I pick up my grammy but for now I’ll say, she believed in me since day 1, even though she may not have known how to help, she’s been and is my biggest supporter.
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What suggestions do you have for other artists like yourself?
I’d say it might sound cliche but make sure that whoever is around you, they all have the same goals and vision for you. It’s so easy to be taken advantage of so always make sure that you vibe with the people on your team. If your gut is telling you no, it’s usually right so trust yourself and you’ll find the right people who believe in you.