Lūkka – Feelings For You
ARTIST NAME: Lūkka
SONG TITLE: Feelings For You
ALBUM TITLE: California, Baby!
RELEASE DATE: March 29th, 2019
Born as Lauren Clark, Lukka formed as she started writing melodies, hearing hi-hats, and humming her own made-up tunes.
By ten years of age, she had written enough material to make up two or three albums, and started writing the lyrics to her ‘yet to release’ debut LP at the age of 12.
Living in Los Angeles now, Lukka decided it was time to begin the production of the twelve-track pre-released record.
August 16th, 2018, Lukka made her debut with the funky-fresh pop anthem, “Feelings for You.” Sky-rocketing herself into ‘Discover Weekly’ and ‘Release Radar’ the song managed to hit over 100,000 streams within the first month of its release.
Lukka continues her journey as she prepares her LP for its release.
State your reason for choosing music as a career.
Music hasn’t even necessarily been a career for me up until I started putting out music.
I’d more so consider it an outlet, or a lifeline. I’ve always wanted to be someone who encouraged others to do what they felt they wanted to do and if I become living proof of fighting to do what I love, and people can watch that – I think they’ll do it too.
Tell us how you write the lyrics to your song.
Lyrics for me are where it all begins. If you can’t read a song through like a story after taking away all of the instrumentation and synth claps, then you’ve missed the whole point.
I write 100% of my lyrics by myself as of right now, typically in a dark room, on a classic electric piano or acoustic guitar.
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Discuss your life outside the music world.
I’m an average kid. I’m sixteen and literally can’t tell you a thing that I genuinely know for sure about the world.
I spend a ton of my time in my car driving around, trying my best to make it to class on time, literally running on five miles of gas, all while singing my heart out to any R&B music I can find on Apple Music’s, “Mood” Playlist.
Discuss your music career.
When I was getting potty trained, my mom actually recalls finding me several times, singing made-up lyrics on the toilet in the dark because that’s just how it worked out best for me.
Growing up, I could sense others’ emotions and the way that they felt about certain situations, and quite frankly, I started being able to interpret them for them.
It was odd, no one really knew why or how, and then soon enough, I started writing those interpretations down, and they turned into songs. I matured, but I kept the honesty. That is the only reason that any of my songs have turned out the way that they have. It’s crazy that people want to hear them, that’s the only career I’ll claim.
Elaborate on your artist’s name.
This is super funny but my dad actually came up with it. He was in the Bahamas and we were trying to think about things that could work for a name. When all of a sudden, he just messed around with his words for a minute, and Lukka came out. It’s “bringer of light,” in Latin.
List your five favorite music videos with reasons.
Violet – Daniel Caesar; hands down one of the most genuinely creative people ever.
Slow Dancing In The Dark – Joji; his actions display unbelievable and radical emotion of what heartbreak does to the soul.
See You Again – Tyler, the Creator featuring Kali Uchis; this dude knows how to connect confusing and tantalizing emotion and makes it all make sense and familiar.
Come Through and Chill – Miguel; this is one of my favorite videos because it takes you to a perspective from two individuals that you feel like you KNOW after you’ve watched the video.
Exchange – Bryson Tiller; Bryson puts me into some type of retro/indie video that makes me literally want to go make a music video as soon as I watch it.
Tell us your source of inspiration.
My source of inspiration stems anywhere from heartbreak to relational fallouts that need a song written about them – For me, it’s all about the music; every single part.
It drives me crazy because knowing that there’s always something more to write about, makes me just want to write it.
Tell us your experience of dealing with fans.
My fans are my friends. My fans are my people. The people that connect with me make me want to work until I’m blue in the face.
There are people out there who need to experience closeness with others and I genuinely want my music to be the Segway between people when it comes to listening and being heard. That’s all anybody wants at the end of the day.
Elaborate on the recording of this song.
“Feelings for You” is literally the story of when I liked a guy who was so unbelievably off-limits.
I recorded it along with the rest of the album in Laguna Hills after writing the album several months before.
It was like talking to a familiar friend that I actually didn’t know at all.
I had written the song but was in such a different place now than I was then, that it felt completely new.
Tell us about your future projects.
I started my debut album, “California, Baby!” in September 2017, and I am so proud to say that it’s finally coming out on March 29th, 2019!
It’s an 8 track project, including “Feelings for You.”
I am incredibly excited for you to hear it. I also have a song coming out almost EVERY month of this year.
That concept is called the Lukka Lounge, where I manufacture different tracks in my bedroom and then throw them into the studio where the real product comes into play.
I’ve also started my second album which is going to be strict R&B; I’m super excited about it.
List the names of those that have supported you so far.
Nigel Martinez, Producer of my debut album.
Toby Clark, Manager and Marketing Agent
Cole Boillat, Producer of Lukka Lounge / 2nd Album
Georganne Gould, Vocal Coach
Tell us your point of view on vocal tuning.
I don’t think there’s anything wrong with intentional tuning if it’s intended to sound a certain way, there are plenty of songs that I believe should have vocal tuning because they are meant to sound cleaner than the voice can on its own.
Tell us your thought on quality and quantity for the release of songs.
If you don’t think the song is good enough to be heard by the world, it’s not ready to be put out.
Tell us your viewpoint on comparing a music career to a non-music career.
Everyone has the right to a life in and outside of their career. I think that musicians should be pushed and held to a standard of having a life outside of what they do for a living.
Tell us your opinion on categorizing music into genres and sub-genres.
I think there are multiple ways to categorize different songs in the way that they are marketed. I think it’s fully possible for a song to be pop and R&B.
State the genre you despise most with reason.
I can’t name a genre I necessarily despise but I’d say I definitely despise pointless music – Music that’s made purely for financial reasons or for fame.
List your five favorite movies with reasons.
La La Land: This is my all-time favorite movie because it shows modern music as it should be made – The perfect mix of film and music.
Memento: This movie is honestly just mind-boggling, so interesting.
Ratatouille: This is my favorite kids’ movie because it never fails to keep my attention and it makes me smile.
Spider-Man: I honestly just love Spider-Man and Toby McGuire.
The Notebook: Because who doesn’t love a sappy love story?
State the title of the song and the meaning.
Feelings for You, this song displays a wide range of emotions in the realm of high school.
Liking a guy who’s completely out of reach – Pretty crazy to think about how that type of stuff changes.
State the title of the album and the reason for choosing the title.
This title is actually written from one of the songs on the album – which is pretty funny. The song is all about being new to California like I was just three years ago.