Lucidez in interview – Ab Jetzt Bin Ich Laut

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Lucidez is a singer/songwriter from Bernau near Berlin. Over the last 8 years she has composed and sung her own songs, mainly in the areas of pop, rock, Latin and singer/songwriter, making waves and making music with her refreshingly honest take on pop and pop life.

indieRepublik: Tell us a little bit about your musical background

LUCIDEZ: I’ve been making music for about 8 years now. I started out just playing the piano, which I taught myself through YouTube tutorials because I still can’t read music 🙂 At some point I started writing songs and then taught myself to play the guitar.

If someone had asked me 10 years ago if I could imagine doing something with music, I would probably have just laughed and shaken my head 🙂 But now I can’t imagine life without it.

indieRepublik: How did you come up with the name LUCIDEZ?

LUCIDEZ: I thought for a long time about what a good artist name would be, and since my last name is “Helle” and I really like the Spanish language, Spanish music, etc., I decided to see what my last name means in Spanish, and it ended up being “Lucidez”, which is why my artist name is Lucidez. 🙂

Crowds and the volume aren’t my thing… I’m more of an observer

indieRepublik: How does the songwriting process work for you?

LUCIDEZ: It varies a lot, but I usually start with the melody. Often it’s songs that I’ve heard and really liked and then I know that I want to make a song that goes in that direction…The songwriting usually comes after that and then it varies, sometimes the inspiration is there straight away and the song is finished in a day, but sometimes it just takes 3-4 or more days. I know now that if I can listen to a new song in a week without finding it annoying or bad, then it’s a good song, at least for me 🙂

indieRepublik: Tell us a secret about yourself.

LUCIDEZ: Actually, I’ve never been to a real concert by big artists, which is funny because I play my own concerts and gigs 🙂 Of course I’d love to go, but I just think the crowds and the volume aren’t my thing… I’m more of an observer and watch a lot of videos of other musicians’ performances to learn from them and their performances.

indieRepublik: Where do you get your inspiration from?

LUCIDEZ: I get my inspiration from my life or from everyday situations. Sometimes I hear words or sentences that make me think “That could be a good line or a good song title!”, but sometimes it’s situations that concern me that I want to write about because I find it difficult to talk about them or express them differently…

indieRepublik: What was your biggest stage fuck-up?

LUCIDEZ: Well, not really fail, but I always talk too much when I’m on stage and mostly crazy stuff, it’s really annoying xD But that’s just me 🙂

indieRepublik: What was the nicest compliment you’ve ever been given?

LUCIDEZ: Last year I was at the “30 Years of Havelland” event at Ribbeck Castle, and I performed on the BB Radio stage and when the presenter introduced me and we chatted a bit, he said that I’m almost like Taylor Swift because I turn my life situations into songs, and that was of course a huge compliment because I think Taylor Swift is really great and she is of course one of my role models.

indieRepublik: How do you feel about covering a song?

LUCIDEZ: My mantra to myself from the beginning was to do my own thing and not to copy other people’s work. Of course I play cover songs at gigs, but I make sure I do it in my own style because that’s what defines me as an artist 🙂

indieRepublik: Do you prefer to play big festivals / stages or smaller club gigs?

LUCIDEZ: It varies, of course small gigs are nice because the atmosphere is so incredibly beautiful, but I’m usually a very reserved person and I feel like I dare to open up more at bigger events or festivals 🙂

indieRepublik: Do you see your songs in colour or in black and white?

LUCIDEZ: Actually in color… With my song ” Vámonos” I immediately had a summery atmosphere in front of me while I was writing it, sunset, warm summer air, in the colors orange, yellow, blue and yes, it’s hard to explain, but there are just songs where you imagine the whole song 🙂







Upcoming Gigs:

  • 22.06.24 – 16-17:30 Uhr – Woderkant Festival at the Kieler Woche
  • 13.07.24 –  Straßenmusikfestival in Eisenhüttenstadt
  • 26.07.24 – COMM:UNITY Festival at the Webellin See
  • 08.08.2024 – Hanse Sail Rostock

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