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Lucy Rose (born June 20th, 1989) is an English singer-songwriter and musician from Warwickshire, England.[2] Her debut album, Like I Used To was released in September 2012. Rose released her second album Work It Out on 6 July 2015 on Columbia Records.[3] Her third album, Something's Changing, was released on 7 July 2017 on Communion Records.[4]

Lucy Rose
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Background information
Birth name Lucy Rose Parton[1]
Born June 20th, 1989
Camberley, Surrey, England
Genres Folk rock, indie folk
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter
Instruments Vocals, guitar, piano, keyboards, percussion
Years active 2009–present
Labels Columbia Records, Communion Music
Associated acts Bombay Bicycle Club, Logic


Life and career

Lucy Rose (Waves Vienna 2012)

Born in Frimley, Surrey, England. Rose's musical origins began with her playing drums in her school orchestra; her songwriting started with her writing tunes on her family home's piano.[citation needed] She is the youngest of three sisters. She later bought a guitar from a shop she passed on the way to school, taught herself and began writing material at around the age of sixteen.[citation needed] Rose never played her material for anyone until she left home after completing her A-levels.[citation needed]

At eighteen, she moved to London; instead of taking her place at University College London to study geography,[2] she began experimenting and performing with other musicians. It was at this time when she met Jack Steadman, the frontman of Bombay Bicycle Club. After becoming friends, Steadman asked if she would like to perform vocals on a song he had written and was recording. The acoustic album Flaws came out with Steadman on lead vocals, and Rose performing backing vocals, most notably on the title track "Flaws", as well as others on the album.[5] She also performs some backing vocal duties on Bombay Bicycle Club's third album, A Different Kind of Fix, and features in their fourth, So Long, See You Tomorrow. Rose also performs some backing vocal duties on the track This Sullen Welsh Heart by the Manic Street Preachers on their album Rewind the Film. A fan of tea, Rose began selling her own blend named 'Builder Grey' (two part English Breakfast and one part Earl Grey) at her shows as a substitute for merchandise or CDs.

Debut album: Like I Used To (2012–2015)

In 2012, Lucy Rose started recording her debut album Like I Used To, with producer Charlie Hugall at her parents' house in Warwickshire. On 12 May 2012, she was signed to the record label Columbia Records.[6] was released on 24 September and can be streamed in full online.[7] Vogue magazine has stated that she is "one of indie music's breakout stars for 2012".[8] Her song, "Don't You Worry" appeared on the TV show Skins on the second episode of the sixth season.[9] "Be Alright" was one of her songs featured in the twenty second, and last, episode in series five of The Vampire Diaries.

Rose then began touring the UK, the United States and Canada with Bombay Bicycle Club, and Noah and the Whale in February and March 2012.[10] She played at the Live at Leeds festival in May 2012.[11] She played a set at the Bread & Rose's stage at Kent's Hop Farm Festival on 30 June, the same day as Bob Dylan. She played at The Magic Loungeabout (Broughton Hall, North Yorkshire) in July 2012.[12] She also played at Latitude Festival in July 2012,[13] Y Not Festival[14] and Green Man Festival in August 2012,[15] and Bestival in September 2012.[16] She also played Reading/Leeds Festival 2012, and performed an acoustic version of "Bikes", a single from the album, on BBC Three, during their coverage of the festival. Lucy also headlined the main stage on Friday of Fieldview Festival near Chippenham, Wiltshire.[17]

"Night Bus" appeared on the MTV reality TV show Catfish: The TV Show on the tenth episode of the first season.[18] Later in 2013, Sony Mobile chose Lucy Rose to perform the soundtrack of the official TV advertisement of Sony's Flagship mobile phone Sony Xperia Z1, the song "Movin' On Up" was composed and arranged by Gillespie/Young/Innes, by courtesy of Columbia Records/Sony Music. In December 2013, Rose confirmed via Twitter that she had begun recording her second studio album,[19] Work It Out, that was released on 13 July 2015. In 2014, "Shiver" was used as the opening theme for the second season of the anime series Mushishi.[20]

In February 2015, "Shiver" was used as the closing song of Girls season 4 episode 5 starring Lena Dunham. The song was also used during the opening credits of an anime called "Mushishi", which features vignettes about a wandering doctor. Since 2015, the publishing interest of Lucy Rose’s catalogue has been represented by Reverb Music/Reservoir Media Management.[21]

Second studio album: Work It Out (2015–16)

In May 2015, Rose announced that her second studio record, Work It Out, showed her "development as a person".[22] Her album was recorded in London's Snap Studios and produced by Rich Cooper, notable for his work alongside Mumford & Sons and Tom Odell.

In December 2015 Lucy Rose recorded three tracks for Radio 1 at Maida Vale with Rae Morris.[23] A version of one of these covers, Shakin' Stevens' "Merry Christmas Everyone", was used a year later on the BBC's promotional video for their seasonal programs.[24]

Third studio album: Something's Changing (2016–present)

In the spring of 2016, Lucy Rose was inspired by the number of tweets and Spotify streams coming from Latin America and decided to give something back to her fans in those territories. Lucy offered a deal to her fans: "If you book me a gig, I'll come and stay."

For two months in 2016, Lucy took her guitar and backpack around Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, Brazil, and Mexico, playing free shows and staying with fans. While on this tour, she made a documentary, "Something's Changing", of her experiences. The documentary was later screened at her concerts in beginning in 2017 and is available to stream on her official YouTube channel.[25]

Due to the lukewarm critical reception of her sophomore album and the prospect of the lack of creative control for her forthcoming third album, she left Columbia Records in 2016 and later signed with the independent label, Communion Records, to release her third album.[26]

Upon returning to the UK from her travels in Latin America, Lucy began work on her third album, 'Something's Changing'.[4] The album was recorded in 17 days with producer Tim Bidwell, along with bassist Ben Daniel and drummer Chris Boot in Brighton. The album features appearances from Daughter's Elena Tonra and Matthew and The Atlas' Emma Gatrill. On two tracks vocal harmonies are provided by The Staves ('Floral Dresses' and 'Is This Called Home').[27]

Lucy Rose was also featured on the track "Anziety" from Logic's album, Everybody released on 5 May 2017. She was previously featured on his track "Innermission" on Logic's 2015 album, The Incredible True Story.


Rose's musical exploration and exposure to new music began with her move to London. In interviews,[28] she has shown an affection for Neil Young and Joni Mitchell.

Personal life

Rose is married to tour manager, William Morris. Her sister-in-law is British singer-songwriter, Rae Morris. She lives in London.[29][30]



Album title Album details Peak chart positions
Like I Used To
  • Released: 24 September 2012
  • Label: Columbia, Sony Music
  • Formats: Digital download, CD, vinyl
13 90
Work It Out
  • Released: 6 July 2015
  • Label: Columbia, Sony Music
  • Formats: Digital download, CD, vinyl
Something's Changing
  • Released: 7 July 2017
  • Label: Communion Records
  • Formats: Digital download, CD, vinyl

Live Albums

Album title Album details Peak chart positions
Live at Urchin Studios
  • Released: 9 December 2016
  • Label: Rose Records
  • Formats: Digital download, CD, vinyl


Year Single Album
2011 "Middle of the Bed" Like I Used To
2012 "Red Face"
2013 "Shiver"
2015 "Our Eyes" Work It Out
"Like an Arrow"
"Till the End"
2017 "Floral Dresses"(featuring The Staves) Something's Changing
"Is This Called Home"
"No Good at All"


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  9. ^ "Skins – Episode 2 music". 30 January 2012. Retrieved 24 September 2012. 
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  14. ^ "Line-up". Archived from the original on 2 August 2011. Retrieved 24 September 2012. 
  15. ^ "Line-up page". Retrieved 24 September 2012. 
  16. ^ "Line-up page". Retrieved 24 September 2012. [permanent dead link]
  17. ^ ""
  18. ^ "Music from Catfish: The TV Show Episode 10". 28 January 2013. Retrieved 4 February 2013. 
  19. ^ rose, lucy (12 December 2013). "Album 2 is being". Twitter. Retrieved 12 August 2017. 
  20. ^ Sakib, Shadman (4 April 2014). "Mushishi Zoku Shou Opening- Shiver by Lucy Rose (Lyrics in description)" Check |url= value (help). YouTube. Retrieved 5 April 2014. [permanent dead link]
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  22. ^ "Interview: Lucy Rose - "'Work It Out' Shows My Development As A Person"". Archived from the original on 26 May 2015. Retrieved 25 May 2015. 
  23. ^ "Lucy Rose and Rae Morris share live cover of Shakin' Stevens' "Merry Christmas Everyone"". The Line of Best Fit. Retrieved 2017-10-14. 
  24. ^ "Is BBC One's Christmas promo the most diverse ever?". Attitude Magazine. Retrieved 2017-10-14. 
  25. ^ "Lucy Rose announces South America tour documentary 'Something's Changing'". NME. 2017-02-24. Retrieved 2017-03-21. 
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  27. ^ "Lucy Rose shares 'Floral Dresses', featuring The Staves". DIY. Retrieved 2017-03-21. 
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  29. ^ "Musician Rae Morris interview: 'I don't label my sexuality 'cause I don't actually know myself'". Retrieved 2017-05-14. 
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  32. ^ a b "Lucy Rose – Irish Charts". Hung Medien. 

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