Check out our interview with bisexual artist and mental health advocate Lucy & La Mer who just released her new single called “Don’t It Feel Good”, the shimmery and sun-drenched song is an infectiou pop anthem released in celebration of PRIDE. La Mer confides, “After spending most of the last two years at home, I really started to feel my insecurities and self-doubts come back when I started to socialize again. But now, I finally feel ready to get back out there and explore and have FUN.”
“Pride month is about community and celebration. I’m releasing this song now because I want to inspire folks to let go and live in the moment, especially anyone who is still feeling the weight of the world around them. You deserve moments of absolute joy,” she says.
Lucy & La Mer has over 5 million streams and has been praised by the likes of Billboard, Huffington Post among others.
Follow Lucy & La Mer @lucyandlamer
Describe yourself in 3 words?
Optimistic, Dreamer, Sensitive
How did you get started in the business?
I started playing piano as a way to process grief. Then, I switched to ukulele and guitar to write about a bad breakup. I never planned on sharing the songs I wrote, but one day I did. It felt so freeing.
How has this changed your life?
Writing music has not only allowed me to fully express myself, but it’s given me a platform to speak about mental health and LGBTQ+ issues as well. I’m very grateful for my supportive community.
Describe your sound in 3 words?
Feel better now
Who influenced you and why did you choose to make music?
My Papa. He always finds time to play his guitar and sing, no matter what’s going on. I’ve continued to play music because it’s truly helped me feel like my most authentic self. I was always the quiet kid, but once I stepped on stage, something came alive. I felt like I could say anything with a mic in my hand.
Tell us your new single “Don’t It Feel Good?”
After spending most of the last two years at home, I really started to feel my insecurities and self-doubts come back when I started to socialize again. But now, I finally feel ready to get back out there and explore and have FUN. This song is about being spontaneous and reveling in the beauty of new experiences.
What is the feeling like to have over 5 million streams? That’s amazing!
I’m very grateful to all my fans for streaming my music. As an indie artist, it means a lot when people add me to their personal playlists. I love seeing the playlists titles and hearing how my music has helped them feel a bit better.
What is the most rewarding part of your work?
Community. I’ve met really wonderful people through my online community and at our shows.
What advice would you give to your younger self and why?
The only thing in your way is you. I struggle with self-doubt and anxiety and it often prevents me from enjoying the little things. Taking care of your mental health should always come first.
What’s next for Lucy & La Mer in 2022?
I’m looking forward to playing shows again and reconnecting with fans
What is your favorite healthy food?
Bananas. I could eat like 5 bananas in a day. They’re the ultimate on-the-go snack.
And your favorite cheat food?
All food is ok! I try not to label food as good or bad. But a dessert I try to moderate would be cookie dough ice cream.
How would you explain your fashion style?
Vintage rainbow with a modern mention
What is your own definition of happiness?
What would be the dream holiday, and who would you go with?
Antarctica with a partner who has a lot of extra jackets
Favorite song? Why?
Over the Rainbow. It’s such a classic, bittersweet feeling.
Where we can follow you?
Instagram / TikTok / Spotify / Twitter
Book: The Alchemist
Quote: “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.” – Henry Ford
Movie: Singing in the Rain
Tv Series: Hacks
Favorite Food: Lasagne
Travel Destination: Somewhere in the South of France
Sports Team: You know, the one with the cool uniforms…?