I’m think­ing out the box now, and feel more free


LU­CIA Fair­ful is on her way to the beach to spend some time with a horse.

“Be­lieve it or not there will be a horse in this video, but I’m not rid­ing the horse. I don’t see a fu­ture for my­self with­out a horse, I think it’s my lucky charm now” she joked with the Glas­gow Times. “I should be called ‘the horse girl’. I do love horses though, I remembered how much I loved them when I made that video.”

Although Lu­cia’s his­tory as an eques­trian is in­deed in­ter­est­ing, it is not the pri­mary rea­son for our dis­cus­sion. Lu­cia & The Best Boys, for­merly LU­CIA, re­leased their new sin­gle Good Girls Do Bad Things ear­lier this year and will be head­lin­ing a show at King Tuts on Satur­day, at Ra­dio 1’s Jack Saun­ders Hop Scotch night.

The video for the sin­gle saw her rid­ing around the Bar­ras mar­ket on a horse, own­ing the city that she hails from.

“It sym­bol­ised power, rid­ing around the Bar­row­lands. Good Girls Do Bad Things is a song writ­ten for any woman who feels like they have ever been un­der­mined, or made to feel worth­less and weak by a man,” says Fair­ful.

“I find my­self in these sit­u­a­tions far too of­ten, now more than ever, and it is im­por­tant to high­light that they are the weak ones in the sit­u­a­tion. ‘Sad boys look­ing at me, al­ways get what they don’t see’ was a lyric writ­ten from ex­pe­ri­enc­ing and wit­ness­ing men think­ing that we aren’t ca­pa­ble or smart enough to re­act and de­fend our­selves.”

It’s all go for Fair­ful and band­mates Conor Goldie, Alas­dair Scott and Chris Free Bal­lan­tyne, orig­i­nally from Glas­gow’s West End, who in the past 18 months have played hun­dreds of gigs and fes­ti­vals in the UK and Amer­ica.

Their new EP is set for re­lease in early 2020 and the band have redis­cov­ered them­selves and their con­fi­dence, as well as a new gui­tarist, and ush­ered in the new era with a new name.

“I’m feel­ing re­ally good about things” said Fair­ful.

“Be­fore, I would re­strict my­self. I’m think­ing out the box now, and feel more free with things.”

But un­til then, it’s home that Fair­ful is look­ing for­ward to play­ing in.

“Be­ing from Glas­gow is re­ally im­por­tant to me. I feel very lucky to be from Glas­gow.”

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