HUSH HUSH BIZ SINGLE REVIEW
Sydney based singer-songwriter Lucy Burke has released Vicinity, a track that merges dance-pop with contemporary country. Vicinity explores a desire to collaborate with others who share a similar vision—to join forces with people who can see beyond what’s in front of them and dream big. As Lucy says about the new track, ‘I wanted to mix things up after my previous intimate acoustic song, Please Stay. The key message of the song is: go hard or go home!’ Influenced by such diverse acts as The Beatles, Norah Jones, Portishead, Ed Sheeran and Eva Cassidy, Lucy’s sound is highlighted by her love of storytelling and a penchant for writing songs that connect.
Whether it’s the soft acoustic cadences of Please Stay, the dramatic epic-based narrative of the soundtrack like Calm Before the Storm, or the throwback jazz balladry of Luckiest Girl, Lucy Burke is not one to be boxed in. With an extensive discography to her name—her debut recorded at Abbey Road Studios—Lucy’s love of songwriting and a passion for music has ensured a loyal following, selling out shows at such premier venues as Camelot Lounge, Lazybones, Foundry 616, and Factory Theatre. Vicinity features elements of adult contemporary pop merged with country-pop, with the production making good use of acoustic guitar, piano, and various other organic flavours. Lucy’s vocal performance enhances the thematic drive of the song, the lyric exploring closed-mindedness with astute flair, as part of the lyric reveals, ‘Over and over again / I can’t hide from people who can’t see / beyond their vicinity’. As Lucy says about her artistic approach, ‘My music changes with the mood and I like to mix things up, particularly on stage. I get bored easily playing the same style, so my sound would combine acoustic pop with some jazz and electronic influences. In other words, I like to experiment and keep it fresh.’ Vicinity adheres to Lucy’s creative ambitions and will undoubtedly garner strong media attention and comprehensive playlist additions.