Acclaimed Los Angles-based indie artist Lucy & La Mer has released her new single Honey, Put Your Weapons Down! Fresh off her California radio tour in support of the new track, Lucy & La Mer is the stunning musical endeavour of Los Angeles based singer, songwriter and activist Lucy LaForge. Her sound combines delicate indie-folk melodies with alluring pop vocals and her signature baritone ukulele to showcase a modern approach to indie-pop. Produced by Grammy Award-winning Jared Lee Gosselin (India Arie, Eminem, Corinne Bailey Rae), Honey, Put Your Weapons Down features Lucy’s signature style of offbeat lyrics and folk instrumentation, accompanied by stellar string instrumentation. The new track is the perfect indie pop anthem and reflects another new chapter in her journey as an artist. “The central theme for the single is transitioning” she explains. “Most of my songwriting happens when there’s a change occurring in my life.” She describes how the single was created through experimentation and to break down the boundaries we have up. Lucy & La Mer seeks to remind the audience to learn self-love, and to break from anything that wears you down emotionally and to instead focus on what’s important.
Her 2015 debut EP Little Spoon, consisting of original tracks recorded at a home studio in Echo Park, were written during another period of transition for her after finishing college (and learning the ukulele). Little Spoon received major radio play and charted on college radio stations throughout the US, which led to three bi-coastal tours and a pair of semi-final spots in the International Songwriter Contest. She has performed at The Rose Bowl (Vegan Beer Festival), LA Fashion Week, CMJ Music Marathon, Echo Park Rising, Jam in the Van, Red Gorilla Fest, and also made a special appearance for the Mayor of Los Angeles at The Sierra Club’s 50th Anniversary event. Lucy has also shared the stage with Moby, Cat Power, Jamestown Revival, Chuck Ragan (Hot Water Music), White Buffalo and many others.
With features in major outlets like the Los Angeles Times, Huffington Post, Brooklyn Vegan, LA Weekly, Music Connection, L.A. Music Blog and Free People, Lucy is continuing her quick ascension well into 2017. Her talent extends far beyond the stage, where she also works to support women’s rights organizations, including More Than No and The Cabaret Con-sensual, as well as with the LGBT activist group AmBi. Connect with her on her socials below to see her live and learn more. Listen to Honey, Put Your Weapons Down and download it on iTunes today!
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