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"A husky-velvet voice alluring Neptunian soundscapes"
Lucia Lilikoi is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who is releasing her self-produced third studio album. Vessel is an exploration on our relationship to water, and the Heroine’s journey across the ocean. The songs in Vessel weave sensual, intimate storytelling with a translucent, yet familiar dreamworld. Vessel speaks of the journey across water that all humans must undergo, in the universal sense but also in the personal. Lucia has created her own brand of dream folk.
Musicians include Julie Wolf (Ani Difranco, Joan Baez, Sia) co-producing alongside Lucia, Joey Maramba on bowed electric bass (Rickie Lee Jones, John Cale), Dan Brantigan on horns (Kaki King), amongst others.
For her second album “Tame the Night” Lucia worked with Grammy winning producer Malcolm Burn and she has toured over the West Coast in the US and Europe, performing at venues like the Alcázar in Sevilla and The House of Blues in Los Angeles. Lucia’s compositions have been featured on the Showtime show "The L Word”, the documentary “Sold in America”, and last year she wrote the original score for the film The Future of Energy, featuring luminary Buddhist ecologist Joanna Macy. Lucia has studied music extensively since she was 7 years old, learning piano at the Madrid Conservatory, Jazz and composition at Berklee College of Music, and vocal improvisation from master teacher Rhiannon.
Lucia’s main interest is to create a world of sound where listeners can immerse and experience magic, healing and a return to our distant home. She is exploring the role of music in social change and subtle activism.
"An exquisite album, a strong yet ethereal voice, Vessel is a spiritual lullaby." ~C.M.
"Lucia's beautiful and provocative album came out in late Dec. I have played it over and over. Sensuous, intelligent, gorgeous vocals, produced by Julie Wolf and Lucia, wonderful arrangements that take you through the cd without pause. I am so happy for Lucia and grateful for the way she carries music and improvisation in her work. Congratulations." ~Rhiannon.