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“LUCIFER AS A GIRL” is a musical collaboration between the two artists and friends Lucy Dye and Jon Darc, who both share a feminist and queer background. Their ideals of gender equality and freedom of expression encouraged them to make an audio-visual project which would break up the stereotypes of the society they grew up in.
Lucy Dye is a Berlin-based Singer, Songwriter and Producer. She is currently working on her debut EP “The Hurting,” which is to be released by the end of March 2021. Her moody electronic pop sound and powerful vocal performance circle around themes of temptation and seduction, dependence, obsession and manipulation. It is the first of 4 EPs, which combined tell the story of “The Healing Process.”
Jon Darc is a Singer, Songwriter and Performance Artist with an unconventional approach to sound and visual aesthetics. He creates transmedia live events that bridge techniques from different art forms and celebrates Avant Pop and Conceptronica. Jon Darc is an art genre dedicated to everyone who believes inequality and freedom. His latest releases “Moving Meadows“ and “Golden Boy“ (November 2020) are inspired by experiences of love and loss, the spirit of youth, clubbing and social criticism the LGBTQ+ scene has to deal with.
The admiring observation of the bewitching antagonisms that form the spirit of a woman illustrate show a male character embraces his own female sides in the process. The video is a beacon for strong femininity, exchanging the genders in an alternate version of the tale of Orpheus and Eurydice. Hereby we create the image of the woman as the brave heroine of the story while allowing the male part to take the gentle role of the captured pray in need of saving.
I got to interview Jon Darc on the song and music video, check it out below!
Describe your release in 3 sentences.
Okay this is more than three statements: a beacon for feminist empowerment and queer culture, the beautiful child of a wonderful friendship and the next step in our artistic development.
What was your favorite part about making this song and video?
Making the song, definitely writing it. The idea for it came to me when I was with Lucy one night and we had a serious talk and watched some documentaries on creatives on the Dazed Youtube channel, showed us musical ideas we were working on and she died her hair. It was a very beautiful and inspiring evening.
I love conceptual work, so the planning of the video, writing the story outlines and drawing the visualization, was definitely one of my favorite parts, but also during the shooting – I love dancing and dressing up – so the shooting around the fire place was my personal favorite part. Also seeing all those people coming together for this event. I really loved that! And it gave me so much joy enthusiasm and love.
What was the hardest part making this song and video?
Writing a song is always easy and fun, but to actually get it ready for release can be hard and take a lot of time, because all the opinions of the collaborating people need to be focussed and distilled to create the final product. Coordinating the people and the situation on set is also always difficult but doable.
Was this release cathartic for you?
Absolutely. In a lot of ways it helped me to deal with things that were troubling me before some of them I’m still trying to figure out, but nit helped me to learn a lot about my artistic vision and also in the way I want to get things done.
What keeps you motivated?
The love and gratefulness of the audience and the wonderful and talented creative people I am blessed to collaborate with and to see ideas grow into reality.
What can we expect next from you?
At the moment I’m working on the composition for a web series at Theater Rampe Stuttgart (Germany), that I have also played a part in and a musical performance with my Performance duo Frisch&Schick with Jasmin Schädler that thematizes HIV and AIDS. We also work with wonderful people on this. I’m especially proud to work with the amazing Rebar Aziz as costume designer, drag performer Luna Legend as make up artist and video artist Timo Kleinemeier. My next musical release will be in summer and I’m really proud to say that a super beautiful video is coming to live for it.
What other artists are you listening to right now?
i listened to a lot of Sophie lately, with her a great visionary for modern pop music has left this life. I really love Arca’s new Album, Billie Eilish’s collaboration with Rosalia is amazing, Caroline Polachek, James Blake, King Princess Moses Sumney and serpentwithfeet…
Thank you for taking the time to answer those questions for us!
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Written By: Bryce Quartz