ArtistRack has the pleasure of catching up with the talented ‘Lucas Layne’ for this exclusive interview and insight into his latest release ‘Dreamers of Yesterday’:
Lucas Layne is a music composer, singer and guitarist. Born and raised in Montreal, his musical essence reflects his influences of early classic rock.
Layne’s first independent single Those Days In The Park, was released in February of 2022.
Where are you from?
How long have you been making music?
Well, I was in a band at 15 years old – i forgot the name of the band now, but i played drums. We practiced in our friend’s basements and played shows in the park, in Montreal. At 16 years old i got my first Fender Stratocaster. I always wanted to play the guitar. I created and wrote my first song on the guitar not long after that. So, Ive been making music for quite a long time!
How many songs /albums have you released to date?
“Dreamers of Yesterday” is my fifth single, from my first album with the same title. It contains 7 songs, each being released as singles. The two last ones are soon to be released, so stay tuned!
Can you tell us about your latest release and the background and inspirations behind it?
I would say “Dreamers of Yesterday” was more a state of mind moment, and not a precise subject or inspiration. It was in my head. When I create songs, they pop into my head and they require a lot of work. Only once I’m satisfied with them I can close that door and move on to the next one. Dreamers of Yesterday was that process.
What do you think of the music industry in 2022?
Well, after Covid-19 impacted the industry like it did..with closed festivals, events, album delays, tours and more..i think that the music industry in 2022 is reconstructing.
Who do you think the most influential artist?
How do you think you differ from other artists?
I mean, We’re all different! Every artist is different, in their own way.
Dead or alive, who would be your dream collaboration?
Many! But if i have to pick one, it would have to be Paul McCartney
What was the first album you bought?
Help, by The Beatles. It was something i had never heard before, a total game changer. I remember we were 4 little kids (my friends and i) going nuts to this album- singing to the harmonies, it was insane-. It was my first album and definitely one that stayed with me!
If you had to sell your music collection tomorrow, what album would you leave in your draw?
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band- The Beatles
Tell us more about your upcoming project or this new project?
I am currently finishing and tweeking songs for my second album. They’re songs I wrote, that I play in my head constantly- but they’re all unfinished! I am now ready to finish them … and focusing on them to get them out of my head. Tomorrow is promised to no one, and for me, It’s a release to finish them, like a weight off…a closure. One song at a time. It’s a complicated, very meticulous project for me!