Lucy Schwartz

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Lucy Schwartz
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Background information
Birth nameLucy Nicole Schwartz
Born (1989-12-07) December 7, 1989 (age 30)
Los Angeles, California, United States
GenresIndie pop
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter
Websitelucyschwartzmusic.com

Lucy Nicole Schwartz[1] (born December 7, 1989) is an American singer and songwriter from Los Angeles, California.[2] She has become well known for writing and performing original songs for film and TV, including songs for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1, Nashville, Parenthood, Shrek Forever After and What Masie Knew.[3]

Career[edit]

In 2010, Schwartz released her second album, Life in Letters.

In 2011, she had a duet with Aqualung on The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn and released the EP, Keep Me.

Schwartz has toured with Lilith Fair,[4] with Sarah McLachlan and Sheryl Crow, and opened for The Weepies, Brandi Carlile, The Civil Wars, Agnes Obel, Toad the Wet Sprocket, A Fine Frenzy, Joshua Radin and The Belle Brigade.

Her songs have been used in over a dozen television programs, including Grey's Anatomy, Army Wives and The Good Wife. Schwartz wrote the international theme song for NBC's show, Parenthood, and she has written original songs for numerous films, including Twilight, Shrek Forever After, Mother and Child, Post Grad, Monte Carlo, Adam and the Meg Ryan comedy, The Women.

Her single, "Boomerang", appeared in the closing credits of the fourth season finale of the television series Arrested Development, for which her father, David Schwartz, composed the soundtrack.[5] She had previously performed the vocal recordings "Mr. F" and "For British Eyes Only" in a faux-English accent for the series.[5]

Schwartz guest starred in the second season premiere of House of Lies, playing the role of a waitress dressed as a bumblebee and singing The Carpenters's song, "Close to You".[6]

"Black Roses", a song written by Schwartz, is sung by the character of Scarlett O'Connor (portrayed by Clare Bowen) in the TV show Nashville. It peaked at number 29 on the US Country chart.

She has worked with the charities Heifer International, CHOC Children's Hospital, Rock 'n' Roll Camp for Girls, Songs of Love for Japan and Symphony of Hope: The Haiti Project.

Discography[edit]

Albums and EPs[edit]

  • Winter in June (2007)
  • Help Me! Help Me! EP (2010)
  • Life in Letters (2010)
  • Keep Me EP (2011)
  • Timekeeper (2013)

Original songs in movie soundtracks[edit]

TV theme songs[edit]

  • "When We Were Young" — Parenthood (international theme song) (2010)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Family Tree Legends – Lucy Schwartz".
  2. ^ Varga, George (March 25, 2010). "Expect Lucy Schwartz to light up Beauty Bar". The San Diego Union-Tribune. Retrieved January 2, 2012.
  3. ^ "Lucy Schwartz". NoiseTrade. Archived from the original on December 20, 2016. Retrieved March 9, 2015.
  4. ^ Schofner, Heather (December 2, 2010). "Interview: Lucy Schwartz". Verbicide. Retrieved June 13, 2013.
  5. ^ a b Suebsaeng, Asawin (May 31, 2013). "Meet Lucy Schwartz, The Artist Behind The Awesome Song at The End of Arrested Development". Mother Jones. Retrieved June 13, 2013.
  6. ^ "Lucy Schwartz Acts and Sings on House of Lies". January 8, 2013. Archived from the original on January 19, 2013. Retrieved January 21, 2013.

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