- April 19th 2017
We’re kicking off our latest instalment of our Barbour International sessions with Lucy Mason, who will be playing live from our Piccadilly store on Sunday 23rd April at 8pm. You can watch it live, exclusively on our Barbour International Facebook page.
Find out more about what inspires Lucy’s music, and why motorcycle style is so often adopted by musicians.
You have just released your single ‘Going Home Broke’, can you tell us the background to the track?
Going Home Broke was the inspiration and title track to the EP. After a tough few years I felt pretty broken. I’d spent a few years really ill and I’d become disappointed in everything I was doing. I was a little homesick at this stage too and I realised that being broke in all these different ways maybe wasn’t such a bad thing. It was a really important song for me to write and inspired the honesty behind the rest of the record.
Who or what inspired you to go into music?
Gwen Stefani in No Doubt was a huge inspiration growing up but I was introduced to Radiohead and rock music in my early teens. I was always inspired by the emotion I felt plus the honest, raw and sometimes angry lyrics. I think I have a lot of difference influences working together.
What kind of music can those tuning in to the #BarbourIntSession on Sunday expect from you if they are not familiar with you already?
Honest indie pop, I’d love you to tune in!
Music and style have always been associated with one another, how do you use clothing to project you stage persona?
Style for me has always been an expression of my creativity and how I’m feeling. I like to keep my stage style simple. I don’t want to over complicate things because it’s just not who I am as an artist. I think by keeping things simple it already tells you a little bit about me.
Pictured our B.Intl Arlen Sweater.
Barbour International has its roots in motorcycle clothing, why do you think motorcycle style is so often adopted by musicians?
You can’t go wrong with a leather jacket! It’s the ultimate classic item. I think this style has been an influence for years amongst musicians - probably because it makes us look cooler than we are!
You are originally from Sydney, what have London brought to your music in terms of inspiration and opportunity?
I was always inspired by London and the music that is made here. I found all my influences and artists I looked up to were from the UK. There’s just a sense of originality and uniqueness that comes from here and so I wanted to be around it all the time.
Pictured our B.Intl Sprocket Cove Casual Jacket.
What exclusive news can you give us on your music – is there a new single coming out or a festival you are playing?
I will be releasing something new after summer, stay tuned…
What do you look forward to about playing live?
Playing with the band, we have a lot of fun together, I’m pretty lucky to have such an amazing group of people around me.
Pictured our B.Intl Koso Top accompanied by our B.Intl Scrambler Skinny Jeans.
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