A whole lotta soul.

How do you conquer your fears?

Some say the best way is to face the very thing that scares you. For Lucia Lauria, that’s what joining BandLab was all about – singing to an audience outside of herself.

Her process has been the BandLab community’s gain, as she lays bare her stories through her original music and lyrics. If you check out her feed, you’ll find distinctive soul-filled tributes to artists like Chris Isaak, Adele, John Mayer, and even Alice in Chains.

We had a chat to Lucia, to find out just why this creative outlet is so important to her.

What is your passion, Lucia?

I describe myself as a storyteller. Whether I’m telling stories from personal experiences, or putting myself in other people’s shoes, and writing from their perspective.

Which artist or band are you connecting with now?

Right now, the band that’s resonating with me the most is the Pretty Reckless. They’re important because they cover controversial topics, such as body image, addiction, love, and anxiety. Things that I’ve struggled with personally. And as a songwriter myself, it’s refreshing to hear such raw, relatable lyrics.

What does music mean to you?

I’m trying to find a reason why I don’t make music. My cliched answer is that it’s the best form of expression, and my favourite creative outlet. Honestly if I didn’t have music I would be in a padded room somewhere.

How did your musical journey begin?

It was the day I picked up my mum’s guitar when I was six years old. I always watched her sing and play in awe. One day, she taught me the A, D and G chords. I haven’t put the guitar down since, and I have her to thank for that.

Finally, what do you like best about BandLab?

I use BandLab to meet other musicians. Everyone I’ve met has been so welcoming, kind, and incredibly talented. BandLab has helped me get over my fear of others listening to me sing, and collaborating with other musicians has been a great experience as well. I actually stumbled upon BandLab by accident on the app store… and I’ve been addicted ever since.