Exclusive Interview: Lucy Cloud
Eighteen-year-old, Lucy Cloud took over our Instagram just days ago and we simply could not get enough. We got to chat with the songstress on her latest single, her experience being discovered by Kevin Jonas Sr., the Jonas Brothers’ dad, and more.
What is the story behind your latest single, “Crash and Learn”?
It’s about growing, healing, and learning. It was my first in-person writing session in Nashville, TN, after moving here for college. The song is me talking to my younger self, as well as listeners, about what I’ve learned. It is also me accepting that I am not “okay” all of the time and that I deserve the healing process.
It has been a crazy year, what are some things you have learned?
I’ve learned that healing takes time. I’ve also learned that you can’t just make someone heal unless they are ready to start doing that for themselves. In addition, I’ve learned to appreciate the little things throughout quarantine, and to not take advantage of time or people because you never know when things may change.
Can we expect more singles or an EP on the horizon?
I’m definitely working on a lot of new music every day. I’m constantly writing, so hopefully I’ll be able to release more in the future.
When was that eureka moment when you realized music was your calling?
I’ve been singing since I was able to speak. I grew up listening to Corinne Bailey Rae, John Mayer, Amy Winehouse, Adele, and Whitney Houston. Music has always moved me and I started writing songs when I was probably 6 or 7. My first time writing in a studio – with producer Jarl Aanestad – was definitely another moment where I was thinking, “This is exactly what I want to do.” Being able to share music that I’ve written in my bedroom and people actually listening to it is absolutely crazy to me. I am so grateful.
What do you hope listeners take away from your music?
I hope people are able to understand the messages I am trying to share and be inspired by my words and my music. Especially with “Crash and Learn” being a more mature song for me, I hope listeners will be able to relate to it. I really want people to understand the importance of mental health and that you can’t rush healing – healing takes time.
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You’ve been in musicals before, would you ever consider doing more acting?
I have loved being in shows in the past. Right now I am focusing on music but I would definitely be interested in acting in the future.
What has been your experience working with Jonas Group?
I love being a part of the Jonas Group Entertainment family. It is still unreal to me that Kevin Jonas, Sr. is my manager, because I have always looked up to the Jonas Brothers and have been a huge fan of them since Camp Rock. Kevin is the most amazing and most genuine person I have ever met. I’ve also been able to get closer with my day-to-day manager Blair Miller, who is constantly arranging my writing sessions and encouraging me to continue to create more music. I am so grateful to be able to work with such an amazing team. I have had a great experience these past couple years and I am excited to see what is in store for the future.
Do you have a five-year plan or anything like that?
Honestly, I am taking everything that I do day-by-day. I am a freshman at Belmont University in Nashville, TN, right now, so it is really important to me that I continue to work on school and pursue my songwriting major. I write music every day and I hope to eventually release an EP or even an album, because I do have several songs that I would love to share.