Five Questions With LUCKY

Lucia Botfield

By Lucia Botfield

Lucia Botfield

27 Mar 2023

From Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, 21-year-old LUCKY lives up to his name, gifted with a raw talent for lyricism. His latest release, Sensual, speaks of intimate personal relationships and toxic love, with a heavy RnB melody and conscious rap. He discussed the importance of the genuineness behind making music alongside his friends and people from his area, and supporting others in the industry.

1. Who is LUCKY, where does your name come from?

From time, my friends always used to say that I was so lucky and that I had so much luck. One day it just stuck, and loads of people just started to call me lucky. It was just a running thing, that started when I was around eighteen, and since then I’ve always been LUCKY. I was introduced to the music scene properly around two years ago, making music and being around other creatives. My best friend and producer, FR3NCH, was always making music with his friends and I was always sitting in sessions with them. I made my first song, and I really enjoyed it. For the last year my life has just been making music. Music is my passion, I don’t go a day without listening to or making music, music saved me, it saves everyone, it gets you through the hard stuff.

2. Do you think you have grown as an artist during your time making music, and how have you achieved this growth?

I really try and study music. I’m doing an RnB thing now but I really like rap, my favourite artists are J Cole, Jay Z and 50 Cent. I proper study them, and try and implement their art in my own music. Even the substance of what they say, everything that I put in my music is something that has actually happened or something that I actually feel. Its never just saying something for the sake of it, it is all about authenticity, as long as I can be myself and truly express my message then that for me, is improvement and growth, making art in its purest form. Being real for me is talking about the things that I go through. I think one of the most important things when you’re making music is about being real in what you’re saying, you need to be true to yourself and what you’re doing. Music is for listeners, but whoever makes the music is the first listener; if you like your own music and you are confident in the fact that what you are making is good, then others will also enjoy it.

3. What have your biggest challenges been musically, and how have you overcome them?

I’m not where I want to be yet, but a big step for me has been telling people that I do music seriously, and that if you take time and listen to my music that you will enjoy it. I face challenges every day making music, but at the end of the day I’m in my lane others are in theirs. I’m always very grateful for the support that I’ve received, and the people around me, we’re all here helping each other. Success is always the goal, but it’s how you measure success. As long as I’m happy with what I’m doing, thats what matters. Having a demographic of people that genuinely enjoy my music, and who are really hear for it, not passive listeners. I don’t want my music to be background music; I want people to listen to my music because they are actually taking it in, connecting with it, and they respect my music.

4. Have you found it difficult trying to establish yourself as you are not from London?

I think the fact that I’m not from London, that I’m from Hertfordshire makes me unique. I still have close ties to London, but I don’t have that London accent or sound like I’m from London, and I take pride in where I’m from, I’m a bit different. I enjoy it, I’m not from where everyone else is from.

5. What music inspires you, what artists do you look up to?

Dark RnB in particular inspires me, I like artists like The Weeknd, J Cole, Brent Faiyaz. In terms of Hip-Hop, certainly Jay-Z, CASISDEAD, Wretch32, Drake, 50-Cent; that smooth with it Hip-Hop, thats old school but not that old school.