|Birth name||Lucy Rose Parton|
28 June 1989 |
Camberley, Surrey, England
|Genres||Folk rock, indie folk|
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, piano, keyboards, percussion|
|Associated acts||Bombay Bicycle Club|
Lucy Rose Parton, known as Lucy Rose (born on 28 June 1989) is an English singer-songwriter from Warwickshire, England. Her debut album, Like I Used To was released in September 2012. Lucy Rose released her second album Work It Out on 6 July 2015 on Columbia Records.
Life and career
Born in Frimley, Surrey, England, Rose's musical origins began with her playing drums in her school orchestra and her songwriting started with writing tunes on her family's home piano. She later bought a guitar from a shop she passed on the way to school and taught herself. Then she began writing material at around the age of sixteen. Rose never played her material for anyone until she left home after completing her A-levels. At eighteen, she moved to London; but instead of taking her place at University College London to study geography, she began experimenting and performing with other musicians. It was at this time when she met Jack Steadman, the frontman of Bombay Bicycle Club. After becoming friends Steadman asked if she would like to perform vocals on a song he had written and was recording. The acoustic album Flaws came out with Steadman on lead vocals, and Rose performing backing vocals most notably on the title track "Flaws", as well as others on the album. She also performs some backing vocal duties on Bombay Bicycle Club's third album, A Different Kind of Fix, and features in their fourth, So Long, See You Tomorrow. Rose also performs some backing vocal duties on the track This Sullen Welsh Heart by the Manic Street Preachers on their album Rewind the Film.
Rose often plays with a band, including the guitar player Björn Ågren, drummer Sam Nadel, bassist Johnny Seymour and Alex Eichenberger.
Rose's music videos have received a lot of positive attention online, many of her videos are shot by close friend Orestes Mitas.
"Be Alright" was one of her songs featured in the twenty second, and last, episode in series five of The Vampire Diaries.
Later in 2013, Sony Mobile chose Lucy Rose to perform the soundtrack of the official TV advertisement of Sony's Flagship mobile phone Sony Xperia Z1, the Song Movin' on up was composed and arranged by Gillespie/Young/Innes, by Courtesy of Columbia Records/Sony Music.
In December 2013, Rose confirmed via Twitter that she had begun recording her second studio album. Her second studio album, Work It Out, will be released on 13th July 2015.
In 2014, "Shiver" was used as the opening theme for the second season of the anime series Mushishi. In February 2015, Shiver was used as the closing of Girls season 4 episode 5 starring Lena Dunham.
Like I Used To
In 2012, Lucy Rose started recording her debut album Like I Used To, with producer Charlie Hugall at her parents' house in Warwickshire. It was released on 24 September and can be streamed in full online.
Rose then began touring the UK, the United States and Canada with Bombay Bicycle Club, and Noah and the Whale in February and March 2012. She played at the Live at Leeds festival in May 2012. She played a set at the Bread & Rose's stage at Kent's Hop Farm Festival on 30 June, the same day as Bob Dylan. She played at The Magic Loungeabout (Broughton Hall, North Yorkshire) in July 2012. She also played at Latitude Festival in July 2012, Y Not Festival and Green Man Festival in August 2012, and Bestival in September 2012. She also played Reading/Leeds Festival 2012, and performed an acoustic version of "Bikes", a single from the album, on BBC Three, during their coverage of the festival. Lucy also headlined the main stage on Friday of Fieldview Festival near Chippenham, Wiltshire.
Work It Out
In May 2015, Rose announced that her second studio record, 'Work It Out', showed her "development as a person". Her album was recorded in London's Snap Studios and produced by Rich Cooper, notable for his work alongside Mumford & Sons and Tom Odell.
|Album title||Album details||Peak chart positions|
|Like I Used To||13||90|
|Work It Out||9|
|2011||"Middle of The Bed"||Like I Used To|
|2015||"Our Eyes"||Work It Out|
|"Like An Arrow"|
|"Work It Out"|
|"Till The End"|
|"Fly High (Interlude)"|
|"Into The Wild"|
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- "Lucy Rose reveals details of new album Work It Out". NME. NME. Retrieved 19 June 2015.
- "Ones to Watch: Lucy Rose". Clash Music.
- "Artist of the Week: Lucy Rose". Vogue. Retrieved 24 September 2012.
- "Skins – Episode 2 music". E4.com. 30 January 2012. Retrieved 24 September 2012.
- "Music from Catfish: The TV Show Episode 10". MTV.com. 28 January 2013. Retrieved 4 February 2013.
- Sakib, Shadman (4 April 2014). "Mushishi Zoku Shou Opening- Shiver by Lucy Rose (Lyrics in description)". youtube. Retrieved 5 April 2014.
- "Listen: Lucy Rose – 'Like I Used To' (Full Album Stream)". Clixie. Retrieved 20 September 2012.
- "Universal Records UK Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 24 September 2012.
- Loundras, Alexia (27 January 2012). "When She Jams The Results Are Definitely Worth Keeping". The Independent (London). Retrieved 24 September 2012.
- "Tag Archives Lucy Rose". www.themagicloungeabout.net. Retrieved 7 February 2013.
- "Line-up". Latitudefestival.co.uk. Retrieved 24 September 2012.
- "Line-up". Ynotfestivals.co.uk. Retrieved 24 September 2012.
- "Line-up page". Greenman.net. Retrieved 24 September 2012.
- "Line-up page". Bestival.net. Retrieved 24 September 2012.
- "Interview: Lucy Rose - "'Work It Out' Shows My Development As A Person"". Inveterate. Retrieved 25 May 2015.
- "Lucy Rose Interview". www.youtube.com. Retrieved 1 February 2013.
- "The Official Charts Company – Lucy Rose". The Official Charts Company. 5 May 2013.
- "Lucy Rose – Irish Charts". irish-charts.com/ Hung Medien.
- Official website
- Lucy Rose fansite
- Lucy Rose UK based fan community
- Lucy Rose: Like I Used To review