Getting To Know... Lucas Elliott

Having spent the last few months building and cultivating his sound, UK-based newcomer Lucas Elliott is now introducing himself to the wider world with his vibrant debut single 'Fairytale'.

Set to feature on his forthcoming debut EP, 'Fairytale' makes for a wonderfully rich and shimmering introduction to his sound so far. With his bright and uplifting vocals spread across a riveting dream-pop production throughout, he is kicking things off with a wildly enjoyable opening number here.

So with the new single available to stream now, we sat down with him to find out more about his origins and what has been inspiring him most over the years.


What was the first instrument you fell in love with?

The first instrument I fell in love with was definitely the guitar. I’ve been playing it since I was 7 and can vividly remember teaching myself the chords to some of my favourite songs. Although, my relationship with Wonderwall has not recovered since then!

What kind of music did you love when you were younger?

I loved the type of music my parents introduced to me: U2, Coldplay and the Killers. There are many embarrassing videos of me dancing and singing to each bands respective songs in the garden and kitchen using various inanimate objects as microphones and guitars.

What was the first album you remember owning?

One of the first albums I remember buying and falling in love with was ‘Father of the Bride’ by Vampire Weekend. It’s quite a long album with lots of catchy melodic hooks to sink your teeth into.

What is the one song you wished you could have written yourself?

Every time I listen to Everybody Wants To Rule The World by Tears For Fears I wish I could’ve been the one to write it. Every second of that song is quite literally perfect, and the production still holds up fantastically even today.

Do you have any habits or rituals you go through when trying to write new music?

I have quite a regimented approach to writing music, and treat the ability to compose as similarly to the way one would treat a muscle: it needs to be constantly exercised to work. When that muscle is working well I always start with melodies and form the song around a tune. Once the melody and harmonic sequence have been established, I can kind of figure out what the vibe of the piece is and start to write lyrics.

Who are your favourite artists you have found yourself listening to at the moment?

I’m really into Twenty One Pilots at the moment and am loving their new album: ‘Clancy.’ I’ve also enjoyed Kings of Leon’s most recent album and their associated tour which I was fortunate enough to see.

If you could open a show for anyone in the world, who would it be?

I’d really love to open for Coldplay live. They always have incredibly impressive sets and have a fan base that is incredibly supportive of other up and coming acts.

What do you find is the most rewarding part about being a musician?

I think the most rewarding part about being a musician is after rehearsing with your ensemble (whether that be it a band, orchestra or whatever) and that moment when you get it, and everything comes together correctly and the music sits right with each individual musician.

And what is the most frustrating part?

I think the most frustrating part is transporting all the equipment from A to B. I have three guitars, a keyboard and two studio monitors. It’s difficult to take that onto the train when I want to come home for summer!

And what is the best piece of advice you have received as a musician?

The best piece of advice I’ve been given is just to soak yourself in as much music as possible, listen to as many artists, songs and genres as you can with the hope of having it transfer into your own mind and stew in a little musical cocktail that hopefully produces songs at the other end.


Lucas Elliott's debut single 'Fairytale' is available to stream now. Check it out in the player below.