Cape Town - Even though Lucy Kruger has been around since 2012, I only discovered her earlier this year through her music video for Winter and remember just being completely in awe afterwards, by the music and the video.
The video is a perfect description of her music; an extraordinary work of art with a certain type of magic and mystery to it. Something I don’t think I’ve ever experienced when it comes to our local artists. She describes her sound as something between Alternative Folk and Psychedelic Folk, which still doesn’t really do it justice.
I remember as a young boy my father introducing me to the music of Loreena McKennitt, a Canadian folk artist with Celtic and middle-eastern themes, and so far this is the only other artist Lucy’s sound has reminded me off. Not being able to describe an artist sound or genre, for me says a lot about the musician.
I saw Lucy perform live for the first time at Rocking The Daisies earlier this year and went to experience a more intimate show at Café Roux in town on Friday evening.
The show was like nothing I’ve experienced before. There was a flow of a mythical and mystical energy emanating from stage, filling up the room. I tried to capture some of it with my camera, but looking back afterwards realising it’s something that can only be fully experience in that moment at the show.
A personal highlight was when Lucy threw in a few Bob Dylan songs in the set list, and old Bob would have definitely been proud of this lady’s twist on his songs.
Lucy’s latest album, Summer’s Not That Simple, is out now on iTunes.
See 14 pics from Lucy’s show here:
(Photos: Willem van den Heever)