Last year, British songwriter Lucie Silvas presented her Nashville tempered 3rd album ‘Letters to Ghosts,’ on Decca Records; a collection of 11 country inspired tracks that show Silvas’ influences after years of living in the home of country music. From foot-stomping lead single ‘Letters to Ghosts’ to the darkly upbeat ‘How To Lose It All’ Silvas juxtaposes traditional country with her own unique sound.
Born in the UK and raised, for part of her life, in New Zealand by her Kiwi father and Scottish mother, Lucie Silvas grew up listening to her parents’ favourites from Ray Charles to Nat King Cole and James Taylor to Roberta Flack. Silvas first made a name for herself in the UK as a song-writer, writing for the likes of Will Young, Rachel Stevens and The Saturdays. She then went on to sign a record deal with Mercury Records, which saw her release her debut album ‘Breath In’ in 2004 and score two top ten singles with ‘What You’re Made Of’ and the title track ‘Breathe In.’
After releasing her follow up album ‘The Same Side,’ again for Mercury Records, Lucie made the move to Nashville, Tennessee where she has now written and performed with some of the biggest and the best in their fields. Silvas’ musical journey is evident on every track of ‘Letters To Ghosts,’ a record born of sheer passion, drive and raw talent, it blends her unique sound forged over years working as a songwriter and combines them with the more traditional Nashville sound.
Along with the release of this album, Lucie wrote and produced the first two storyline videos – ‘Letters To Ghosts’ and ‘Villain’ – and now she releases the third, ‘Smoke,’ that closes the book on the visually striking trilogy.
Speaking to Rolling Stone Country, Silvas said:
“Writing music and singing and performing live is something that comes naturally, but then when you get into the world of videos and visuals – some people think like that from the very beginning, but I was just playing music. So I was trying to think of a way I could do it comfortably. And that was to play a role, and play this villainous character.”