Monday, November 1, 2010
Lucy Schwartz is a singer/songwriter with an “old soul” that belies her young age of twenty. Although her influences are varied, the result is a truly original and timeless musical voice. She just released a CD of original songs titled “Life in Letters”. Lucy has been performing with her band at L.A. area clubs and last summer she also played the Palo Alto Music & Film Festival, Central Park’s Harlem Meer Music Festival and opened for Guggenheim Grotto at the Canal Room in NYC.
Last fall brought the release of the film, “The Women” which featured two new songs Lucy wrote for the opening scene and the closing scene of the movie! It has an entirely female, star-studded cast including Meg Ryan, Eva Mendes, Annette Bening, Bette Midler, Debra Messing and is directed by Diane English. The soundtrack also highlights all women artists such as KT Tunstall and introduces Lucy Schwartz performing her new songs “Beautiful” and “Count on Me”.
Lucy was the 2007 WINNER of the International Songwriting Competition (ISC) in the teen category for her song “I Don’t Know a Thing”. She was voted favorite artist in the October 2007 BMI podcast featuring Los Angeles songwriters. In recent times, Lucy’s songs have been featured on the TV series, “Reaper” and “Cashmere Mafia”. Her singing can also be heard on various TV shows including re-runs of the Emmy award winning series, Arrested Development. Now it can be told, the sultry chanteuse of “Mr. F” on Arrested Development is, in truth, the voice of Lucy. I have to admit I've never heard that part, not a fan of Larry David. In additions she was on the Lilith tour this year.
Help Me! Help Me!
In the music video for title track "Help Me! Help Me!" Lucy takes home-made to the extreme. All props, puppets, costumes, and choreography were done by Lucy herself. It was directed by her brother, Ian Schwartz, and shot in the Schwartz home--which was cleared of all furniture to make space for the giant puppet stage.
When We Were Young
Lucy wrote "When We Were Young" for NBC's Parenthood TV show. It is the international theme song.
Lucy Schwartz playing "When We Were Young" at the Echo with Mona Tavakoli on drums. 2010
this performance of "Gravity" performed by Lilith artist Lucy Schwartz on ABC Music Lounge's Live on the Lot.