Uncertain times breed an insurmountable number of questions, and it’s this search for answers Brisbane songstress Lucy Francesca Dron delves into on her debut single Questions, out 9 April.
Fusing elements of post-punk, indie-rock and lo-fi folk, the soundscape of Questions harkens back to the 1960s/70s music heyday, with Lucy’s vocal delivery evoking comparisons to Janis Joplin and contemporaries like Amy Winehouse. Lyrically, the track explores questions that can’t be answered about life.
“I wrote Questions when I was 16 and in a particularly dark place in my life. I was questioning what was going on in my mind, the world around me, my personal life and reality. Questioning things so much drove me to feeling really mentally unstable and the song reflects that,” said Lucy.
Recorded and produced by friends Harry Wall and Zac Van Itallie for a university assignment, Questions is Lucy’s first release since her 2017 EP Eloqium. Drawing inspiration from artists such as Interpol, The Strokes, and Modest Mouse, Lucy says she’s been busy writing more music, having amassed enough songs so far to cover four albums.
“Questions is a song I envision on an album alongside songs I wrote from the age of 16 -17, so it’s definitely a preview of what’s to come.”
And if the current world situation has you feeling on edge as we face uncertain times ahead, know that you’re not alone.
“I hope people can enjoy the music and maybe find comfort in relating to the lyrics. If there’s any message it’s that questioning things too much won’t help anything.”
Pop your headphones on and settle into the musical security blanket that is Lucy Francesca Dron’s glorious new single, Questions, which is streaming exclusively below. Questions is out 9 April.
QUESTIONS – LUCY FRANCESCA DRON