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With three albums, two EPs and a long list of original songs written for film and TV, 24-year-old Lucy Schwartz has already proven herself a prolific artist.
There is a magical quality to Lucy Schwartz. Her music feels like it is both of this world and otherworldly: intimate and emotional, haunting and enchanting. When Lucy sings, we are instantly drawn in by the sound of her siren voice, and led to a world uniquely her own – one that is light and dark, real and fantastical, weathered in sorrow, and colored in joy.
For Lucy, there is a visual nature to her music. “When I was in the studio recording Timekeeper, I began to see the connection between music and visuals. I realized that when a song feels right to me, I have a visual reaction to it. It’ll open up my imagination and I’ll start to see images, like a mini-movie theater inside my mind.”
Perhaps it is this cinematic quality of Lucy’s songs that makes her music such a natural fit for film and TV. When Lucy was just 18, a senior in high school, she wrote the opening and closing songs for the Meg Ryan film The Women. Since then, she has hand-tailored original songs for Twilight, Shrek, What Maisie Knew, Mother & Child, Post Grad, and the international theme song for Parenthood. She recently penned “Black Roses” for Nashville, which reached No. 6 on the iTunes Country charts. Tracks from Lucy’s albums have been featured in many of the most popular television shows including Girls, Arrested Development, and The Good Wife.
Lucy has had a broad career outside of film and TV placements. She has shared the stage with the likes of Elton John, Moby, Sarah McLachlan, Sheryl Crow, The Civil Wars, A Fine Frenzy, Joshua Radin and Tom Odell. She has performed on The Tonight Show. She has collaborated with masterful artists like photographer Tierney Gearon, choreographer Sonya Tayeh, and kinetic sculptor Tom Haney. Lucy has also had roles on-screen roles – guest-starring on House of Lies as a singing waitress alongside legendary actor Don Cheadle, and making an appearance in Arrested Development as a member of George Michael’s band. Fun fact for Arrested Development fans: Lucy is also the voice behind “Mr. F” and “For British Eyes Only.”
Lucy’s newest album Timekeeper, co-produced by Lucy Schwartz and d.Fly Schwartz, is eclectic, dreamy, and timeless – her most explorative and imaginative album yet. “Timekeeper is an exploration in the themes of life and death, the afterlife, longing, loss, joy, adventure, hope, and one’s connection to the past,” says Lucy. “I wanted each song to feel like a window into a world; a glimpse of all the characters I’ve been, seen, or dreamt of.”