Tell us your real names, country of birth, date of birth and childhood experience. 

Jiah Pearson-Leary, Stefanie Eichmann, William Carley, Warren Minnix. We are all 80s kids and from the US. We had a variety of different experiences as children, which we think help create a unique approach to our sound. Jiah moved a lot as a kid (~12 schools) across the US, which sucked at the time, but in hindsight probably gave him a unique view on the world. Stefanie had a more structured childhood, and attained a black belt along the way, was amazing at dance, and has been playing classical piano since a child. In a way we couldn’t have more different upbringings, but somehow we met and discovered we still managed to see the world and approach songwriting in an eerily similar way!

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Tell us about your music career, your band name, musical background, experience and skills. 
We have a variety of different backgrounds. Stefanie is a classically trained pianist who went to New School in NYC. Jiah’s dad followed the Grateful Dead extensively, and encouraged Jiah to play all kinds of instruments growing up. Bill and Warren have been playing in bands around Philadelphia for years. This was Stefanie’s first band after moving to Philly, and she had moved back to start something of her own, she found Jiah in another band where he was playing guitar. She heard him singing demos and was like “dude why don’t’ we just start a band together and you sing” as she sensed something unique/different about his voice and saw potential as a singer.

Lucida came up in a dictionary word of the day thing, and I use software in the neuroscience lab I work in called Neurolucida; it means the “brightest star in the sky”, which we thought was an empowering and self-affirming message for ourselves.

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Tell us about your genre, concept and idea behind your music video and the song. 

We have a hard time classifying ourselves. We try not to be really limited by genre labels. I suppose we’d fit into Indie Rock.

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Tell us everything that we need to know about you as a musician and the ups and downs you have faced in the music business.

We are just getting started out as a team so we are learning along the way! So far the biggest down has been the frustration of not really knowing how to get the sound out you hear in your head sometimes (Which we’ve gotten better at for sure). The ups have been some amazing shows we’ve played so far. As songwriters of the band, Stefanie and Jiah went through a rough part at the beginning just going through the pain of learning how to write and none of it was really good; we’d get glimpses of “oh this is neat” here and there, and then things started getting better and easier the more we wrote.

Through it all we’ve developed an unbreakable bond as musicians and friends and the beginning of our own style, which is Lucida.

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Tell us about other members of your band, music producer, crew or music video director, how the song was recorded and how the music video was shot. 
We worked with producer Brian McTear (War on Drugs, Strand of Oaks, Local Natives, Kurt Vile) on our EP Hush. He owns Miner Street Studios and runs this beautiful educational non-for-profit called Shaking Through, which shows him recording artists in his studio – I highly recommend all musicians check it out. He was amazing, and we learned so much from him moving forward.

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Tell us how long you have been in the music industry, your experience and your future goal. 

Stefanie has been playing music her whole life, but wasn’t until her early 20’s she started playing in bands. Her performance experience ranges from concert halls playing classical piano to playing Mohegan Sun Arena with a rock band. Jiah has never performed as a singer until Lucida, but has played guitar and bass in several bands over the years; Jiah got started with music doing production for rap artists. Neither of us really wrote songs consistently until finding each other and forming Lucida.

Our goal is to push each other to the limits as songwriters and performances. We expect a lot of from each other and thus expect to see lots of growth together as we further develop our music.

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Tell us what inspires you to write, compose and sing. 

We are inspired by discovery of the unknown. We have had a lot in common from the start as songwriters; from our past to present, our goals, our obsession with learning and improving and achieving peak levels of performance. We saw many things the same and want people to see what we see through music.

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Tell us the secret behind making a hit song. 

Ask Max Martin J.

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Tell us the message you will like to pass to your fans out there. 
Put all excuses away in your life and will the world to bend to your desires. Make the world you want. It doesn’t matter where you came from or what you’ve done in the past really; it’s all above what you do now with your life. Now is the time. There are no limits except the ones we set for ourselves.

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Tell the kind of advice you will give to an upcoming artist. 

Write extensively. Don’t put stuff out there that’s not ready. Write hundreds of songs and do it ALWAYS.

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Elaborate on your music careers, albums, songs, tours, recognition or awards you might have obtained. 
This is our first EP/release so we are at a blank slate!!

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List Radio or TV Stations that are airing your songs and blogs that have featured you as well and send message to them via this platform. 

None yet this is our first blog exposure! Like we said we are just starting our journey!
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Tell us how you write your lyrics, compose, sing and record in the studio.
Usually it starts with just a vintage synth and vocals. Stefanie and Jiah usually just improvise until they come up with something they think is catchy and then they build from there. Sometimes we will flesh out a fully produced demo in Logic Pro X, and other times put together with the band. It’s always different!

Stefanie and Jiah actually live together now so we could write every day!

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Name five biggest artists that you like. 

Changes always – Foals, Max Frost, Grizzly Bear, Muse and Post Malone.

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Name the artists you have collaborated with before in your songs or artists you are willing to collaborate with in the future if you have the chance to do so. 

We haven’t collaborated yet, but we’d love to work with any of the above aforementioned artists!

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Give us the links to your website and your entire social network.

https://www.facebook.com/musiclucida/

https://www.instagram.com/lucidamusic/?hl=en

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Give us the links to your various stores for fans to buy your music. 

https://lucida.bandcamp.com/

Tell us about your happiest day and saddest day. 

Our happiest day was meeting our drummer Bill. We knew then that the rest of the pieces would fall into place. Our worst day(s) was when we had cycled through a couple of musicians that just didn’t fit with us. It’s always hard to lose someone in a band as it feels a bit like losing family or good friends you work with, and we’ve had to part ways with some truly talented musicians who just didn’t fit with us as a band. We met some great people along the way, but they just didn’t “fit” until we met Bill and Warren (our bassist).

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Tell us how you will spend a million dollars.

Buy a studio, donate a lot of it and buy a wolf farm.

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