Independent singer/songwriter Wendy Lucas charms us with her latest release, "Best I Can (feat. Andy Stilson)." From the young age of 8, Wendy got her start in music from singing at church. This experience taught her how to navigate through layers of harmony, while also creating the blueprint of her songwriting style today. As an independent artist, Wendy is inspired to teach herself various skills, including songwriting, playing piano, recording, production, and more. Her hard work, passion, and expertise are reflected in her latest release, "Best I Can."
This track will instantly draw you in with the smooth R&B beat and mellow electric guitar that continues throughout the song. "Best I Can" is a beautiful love story of wanting to be the best version of yourself for the person that you love. The song's message is about making sure your partner knows how much you love them, leaving them with no reason to ever worry about losing you. Wendy has captivated audiences around the world with her stunning vocal melodies and unique sound that is unmistakably her own. Take a listen to "Best I Can," and you'll be sure to have it stuck in your head for the rest of the day.
Welcome to BuzzMusic Wendy Lucas! We are falling in love with the adorable message of “Best I Can”! Can you tell us more about the inspiration behind this song? I’ve noticed that my generation has a hard time confronting their emotions and being open to the idea of falling in love. Love can be scary, but it can also be rewarding, so I wanted to write a song about the beautiful side of love. I want people to feel comfortable embracing those feelings. Can you walk us through your creative process with this song? What was it like to bring the song to life through the production? Andy Stilson, who plays guitar on the track, came up with the chord progression first. We actually wrote it on FaceTime because our city was in lockdown due to Coronavirus. He was playing these beautiful chords on an acoustic guitar, and I started singing over it. The original sound of the track was just the lead vocal and the acoustic guitar, but it was really cool to bring it to life with percussion, bass, electric guitar, and vocal harmonies in the recorded version. It definitely changed the sound, but we loved both versions so much, we decided to record the acoustic version too - but that will come in the future! We are captivated by your unique sound! Can you tell us more about how you have shaped your style over the years? I grew up singing in my church’s choir. I would always be singing the harmony parts, and as I got older, I loved creating my own harmonies over all different types of music. As a kid, I listened to Pop, but because of my love for harmonies and background vocals, I became a huge fan of R&B and Soul as I grew older. R&B is definitely my favorite genre. I love how the style allows artists, including myself, to come up with creative melodies and harmonies, and I love the emotion that R&B conveys. Music has been a part of your life since the young age of 8. Was there a defining moment when you knew that you wanted it to be your career? As a child, I had always wanted to be a singer, but that’s something that all kids say they want to be. I was involved in music during all stages of my life, from the choir, to a cappella group, to songwriting. For some time, though, I didn’t know if I would be able to pursue it as a career. I actually went into college as a biology major, but it didn’t take long for me to realize that music was the only thing I could see myself pursuing. I quickly made the decision to focus on music and use my degree to learn even more about my passion. I’m so grateful that I chose this route, and so grateful for the people who have supported me during my journey in music. What's keeping you inspired in 2020? At a time like this, we need art more than ever. Music is a very expressive and relatable form of art, arguably a type of therapy. It is an opportunity for both the songwriter and the listener to articulate their feelings while also forming a connection to each other and the song. We will always need music. People would go insane without it, and songwriters would go insane without writing it. With all of the crazy things that are happening in 2020, we have an opportunity to turn it into art, which can create hope and change. That’s what keeps me inspired.