Interview With Luciana Maria! (@_LuLuBeatz_)
- How did you get your start in the music industry?
As a little girl, I was always surrounded by music and creatives in my family. I went to a private Catholic school so I was involved with school choirs and plays, along with theater for awhile. When I was 14, I started to discover the world of producing and writing my own music. I started singing my own lyrics and recording myself at home on my dad’s MacBook on GarageBand. I fell in love with creating music and being able to freely write to music. It became for me, at such a young age, a way to get through being bullied and not “fitting in” as a kid. Music has no boundaries and no judgment, and that’s what I am addicted to.
- Who are your musical influences?
Ariana Grande, Lady Gaga and Bebe Rexha. All three of these artist in their own right set the level with production and performances. Ariana has been able to reshape the release ability that the pop industry has been systematically accustomed to. I deeply admire how recently she has been able to freely create her music, and explore new sounds with timing and composition. Bebe is a grown woman I look up to as a young woman. Her public push back on the industry in regards to body image and size is inspiring to me. I too have personally struggled with body image myself and my weight for as long as I can remember. Gaga inspires me to be everything bold and trust my artistic gut when it comes to creating music. All three women I admire musically, and whenever I create I look up to them and their teams heavily.
- How would you describe your sound?
Currently, I would describe my sound as, Pop, R&B, and some what of a Tropical Latin sound.
- What is a typical day like in the studio?
A typical day in the recording studio usually starts at about 10 AM. I roll in, in my comfy clothes. (T-shirt dress or a baggy sweatshirt and sweatpants.) Depending on the project, I usually work on one to two songs a day. I like to start off working on the production. I bring in a beat I create usually back in my smaller home production studio, and connect with the engineer on the direction of the project and my ideas. Then after, I step into the booth and go from there! I like to lay down my lyric ideas for the vocal arrangements and then play from there.
Usually a single will see the studio about two to three times before it is mixed and mastered. Mainly because in my experience I have always found that when you approach something with a fresh mind it helps the project breathe.
- What can fans expect to hear from you with your upcoming music?
Definitely a more mature Lulu. I have been challenging myself in my recent music to write about current things that I’m going through at 20. I have been collaborating with a lot of amazingly talented people which has opened a lot of doors.
- How will your new music differ than some of your older projects?
I want to say my new music is more well rounded. A lot of my older music was very bubble gum pop, which I still love and definitely still write. The new music just dives a little deeper into things. Similar to my songs “You Do You” and “Natural”.
- When and where can fans listen to your new music?
My goals for the release is this March/April! If not sooner!
- If you could collaborate with any other artist, who would it be and why?
Easily Tayla Prax. I have been admiring her work for awhile and she is really a force to be reckoned with and is SO talented!
- Do you have any other upcoming projects your fans can look forward to?
I just released my new merchandise called “Luciana” and will be releasing more once the next single and music video comes out!
- Do you have any goals for 2019?
Collaborate as much as I can, and to get on my first major Spotify playlist!
- What are your social media handles?
Fans can stay connected with me on all social media @
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