Lucy Rose / Shares Emotional Video For New Single 'Strangest Of Ways'
Marking the release of her new single ‘Strangest of Ways’, Lucy Rose has created a stunning official video for the track with an emotional inspiring story behind it. ‘Strangest of Ways’ is taken from Lucy’s third studio album, ‘Something’s Changing’ which is out now on Communion Records. The album was released alongside a mini-documentary of the same title, following Lucy on a tour of South America where she stayed with fans and played free shows they booked for her along the way. Lucy subsequently embarked on a tour of UK cinemas where she screened the documentary alongside playing songs from the new album and it was at one of these cinema shows that Lucy first met a girl called Zoe Schofield.
Zoe lives with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) which means she doesn’t have the ability to travel and explore. Watching the documentary brought back home truths for Zoe meaning that her reaction was one of sadness rather than hope. Moved by their conversation, Lucy reached out to Zoe after the show and asked her if she’d like to be involved with making the music video for her next single.
Speaking about that moment Zoe shares: “One of the things that made me want to do this most was that it initially terrified me. But then I thought actually no, I’m not going to listen to that voice telling me all the things I can and can’t do. The very fact that it terrified me so much made me want to do it, made me want to say yes let’s go and do this crazy amazing thing and make the most of this opportunity"
The concept of the shoot was for Lucy and Zoe to go on their own adventure and after much planning, the pair jumped on a plane to Giants Causeway in Northern Ireland where they spent the day exploring this natural phenomenon together with a camera to capture everything.
Zoe continues: “With chronic illness, your world shrinks because your home essentially becomes your world. The tether that you have to the rest of the universe starts to wither away and it’s really isolating. With this video, the idea was we go somewhere wild and beautiful, where you can sense and feel a real connection to the world.”
“You can get so wrapped up in the routine of the everyday - whether that’s being stuck in a job you hate or trapped in a home because of ill health - that you can lose focus of the connection to this incredibly beautiful and amazingly huge world that we are all part of. But sitting on the coast watching the waves roll in and crash against the stones, you regain a sense that you are undeniably part of this world. When I’m at home recovering from all of this I’ll be able to look back and have that. It’s energizing, not necessarily in a physical way but it’s energy for your soul.”
Watch the emotional cut on YouTube HERE.
Committed to playing for as many of her fans as possible, Lucy Rose is currently part-way through her first ever Australian tour, playing a selection of headline shows as well as supporting Ben Folds. Following these dates, Lucy will travel to New Zealand, North America (including a stopover at SXSW in Austin, Texas - showcase details to be announced imminently), and finally mainland Europe in April. Details for all upcoming shows listed below. The release of ‘Strangest of Ways’ is accompanied with a b-side track ‘All That Fear’. A gorgeous piano lead number, ‘All That Fear’ is available to stream and share online HERE.
LUCY ROSE INTERNATIONAL TOUR DATES:
10 Feb - Northcote Social Club, MELBOURNE, Australia
13 Feb - Theatre Royal, HOBART, Australia **sold out**
14 Feb - Theatre Royal, HOBART, Australia
19 Feb - Powerstation, AUCKLAND New Zealand
6 Mar - Troubadour, LOS ANGELES, USA
7 Mar - Swedish Music Hall, SAN FRANCISCO, USA
9 Mar - Sunset Tavern, SEATTLE, USA
10 Mar - VANCOUVER, Canada
11 Mar - McMenamins Theater, PORTLAND, USA
13 Mar - Metro Music Hall, SALT LAKE CITY, USA
14 Mar - Larimer Lounge, DENVER, USA
19 Mar - The Basement East, NASHVILLE, USA
20 Mar - Off Broadway, ST LOUIS, USA
22 Mar - Turf Club, MINNEAPOLIS, USA
23 Mar - Schubas, CHICAGO, USA
24 Mar - Drake Hotel, TORONTO, Canada
25 Mar - Phi Centre, MONTREAL, Canada
27 Mar - Rockwell, BOSTON, USA
29 Mar - Le Poisson Rogue, NEW YORK, USA
31 Mar - Boot and Saddle, PHILADELPHIA, USA
12 Apr - Grand Theatre, GRONINGEN, Netherlands
13 Apr - Bitterzoet, AMSTERDAM, Netherlands
14 Apr- O13, TILBURG, Netherlands
15 Apr - Mereleyn, NIJMEGEN, Netherlands
17 Apr - Le Sentier des Halles, PARIS, France
19 Apr - Bogen F, ZURICH, Switzerland
20 Apr - Alte Schreinerei, MUNICH, Germany
21 Apr - Arena, VIENNA, Austria
22 Apr - Mono Fono, PRAGUE, Czech Republic
24 Apr - Hydrozagadka, WARSAW, Poland
25 Apr - POZNAN, Poland
26 Apr - Neues Schauspiel, LEIPZIG, Germany
27 Apr - Cairo, WÜRZBURG, Germany
28 Apr - Friedensgemeinde Darmstadt, DARMSTADT, Germany
3 May - Barts Club (Guitar BCN), BARCELONA, Spain
4 May - Icon, MADRID, Spain
5 May - Loco Club, VALENCIA, Spain
Tickets for all dates are on sale now via Lucy’s official website HERE
Watch Lucy’s documentary, ‘Something’s Changing’ on YouTube HERE
For more information about CFS and ME, visit the Action for ME website HERE