Lucette is the moniker of Canadian artist Lauren Gillis, a soulful and emotive singer who self-describes her music as “country infused dream-pop”
Lucette is the moniker of Canadian artist Lauren Gillis, a soulful and emotive singer self-describing her music as “country infused dream-pop”. Her two albums vary from dark folk and southern gothic tales to what Rolling Stone describes as “a bold expansion of Lucette’s melodic sensibilities...that avoid the rootsy clichés of Americana music.” Deluxe Hotel Room delivers introspective songwriting, piano ballads, and powerful saxophone solos. Lucette’s writing has evolved from telling stories to a genuine self-expression of emotions and existential exploration layered with her emotive, velvet voice.
“Whether writing from a lonely place or full of love, I want to authentically connect with people through my music.”
Lucette’s first album, Black is the Color, was produced by Dave Cobb and led to her opening for Sturgill Simpson on his Metamodern Sounds of Country Music tour. Her second album, Deluxe Hotel Room, was produced by Simpson, whose no-nonsense instruction to her was, “Sing it like you mean it.” The two connected with the intent of making art, timeless yet fresh.
Lucette has been touring since 2012 through the United States, Canada, and the UK with artists such as Joe Ely, David Ramirez, The Secret Sisters, and Netflix documentary star Rodriguez. Following the release of Deluxe Hotel Room she performed her own headlining tour in June 2019. Lucette draws influence from Leonard Cohen, Emmylou Harris, Tom Waits, and Elton John in her life-long pursuit of creating art.