Originally a four-piece bedroom pop band formed in 2017, the metamorphosis of the band Lucys has left it a solo act, spearheaded by original and only remaining band member Mono Hai. Despite a heavy transformation and a pandemic, Lucys has persevered to make laid back, vibe establishing tunes that are poised to break your heart, then put it back together again.
Fleeting, wispy and with an air of impermanence, Lucys drums up the edges of emotions, touching on the passing nature of existence captured via snapshots of a person’s life. His debut album, I know it will end, but I don’t want to let go, constructs narratives about love, loss and finding, or losing, your way through life.
Lucy’s most recent single, “me and you,” a collaboration with with Pity Party (Girls Club) came about through Mono Hai’s friendship with Julian Amparo (artist behind Pity Party (Girls Club)), with whom he shares a studio with. After a string of jam session voice memos they recorded back to 2019, the song was finally recorded in 2020, around the same time Lucys was also laying down his debut album. Wistful and heartfelt, the single is the perfect intersection between the two artists as they croon again about the fragility of love. “Me and you” found its way onto Pity Party’s (Girls Club) album Hard Times/Bad Trips, of which many of the tracks were produced by Lucys.
Continuing his growth into the new year, Lucys upcoming single, “No Sé“ featuring Andy Phantom, drops January 28. Sung in Spanish, stay tuned for this gem to serenade your ears in pure Español splendor.
In addition to new music, Lucys has two upcoming shows in L.A. Catch Lucys live on Jan. 21 at The Haven in Pomona and at The Smell on February 26 with singer/songwriter Boodahki, an artist whose first single, Lucys produced.
Words: Patti Sanchez