Music

10 questions with Lucky Daye

Meet the New Orleans musician to know.

Since his emergence last year with ‘I’, Lucky Daye has been making waves across the globe with his R&B, funk and jazz fusion. Versatile as he is decisive, Lucky’s vibrant sound makes him one to watch this year. Born and raised in New Orleans, Lucky Daye spent his formative years in a religious cult with his mother, and was barred from all types of “secular music”. Teaching himself melodies by singing Bible verses and Dr. Seuss rhymes, Lucky Daye eventually fled the cult with his family and he found his way into music. Now, he’s ready to take on the world, dropping his highly anticipated debut album, Painted, today, Lucky Daye is here to stay.

Describe your music in 3 words…

Funky. Soul. Love.

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Painted. Debut Album. Drops Friday 5/24 🍀

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Who’s your greatest influence?

Tyrese – He didn’t stop at being a singer. He’s an actor, a model, and a film and tv producer. We started in a similar place, and I’m inspired by how far he’s taking it.

What does music mean to you?

The colors on my blank canvas. It’s like a restart – communicated in colors of tones and words. I like playing with the elevation of language. It translates through everything.

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Caption this...📸: @70mm_

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Who’s the last person you called?

Dab – my best friend since I was a teenager, who co-wrote Karma with me.

What did you talk about?

We were talking about a script. We’re writing a movie.

One item of clothing you couldn’t live without?

Socks – I like to wear one sock. I don’t know why – I don’t even know where it came from, but I always wear my right sock, and take my left sock off. It’s comfort, and I like throwing people off.

One album you couldn’t live without?

Sisqó – Unleash the Dragon – that was the first album I got to sing. That’s where I learned how to belt – how to “sing out”. It’s like a euphoric feeling that hits you in the chest when you find your real voice.

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how can you and i find a safe place?

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What’s your favourite way to spend £10?

Throw 5 on the weed,  then get some French’s fries

How about £100?

Get a video game and a skateboard

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Looking for a feel only you can give me.

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What’s next for you?

I wanna experiment with my inner Cobain. I wanna touch the edge – move closer to the edge, without hurting myself. If I keep it real, it won’t take me over.

Follow Lucky Daye on Instagram here and stream his new album, Painted, here now.

24 May 2019