BY TODD COYLE
Fluent: Where did your love of music begin?
Lucia Valentine: My earliest musical memories are listening to music on car rides all tucked into my car seat. Apparently, I used to fight going to sleep and music was the only thing that would put me out. Most nights I still fall asleep listening to music. It’s hard to tell the exact moment when you become aware of how much you love music. It feels like music has always been a part of who I am. I guess it has a lot to do with my parents, who always had music playing or were playing music themselves. I am sure there are some genetics involved, too. I feel lucky that I received from the universe a talent for music, although at this point in my musical journey there are a lot of hours spent perfecting the craft, searching for the right lyrics, deciding what kind of songs to write, learning how to write with others—all those things as well as improving my ability to sing from a place that moves me and others—it all needs attention and takes time to develop. I want it to be as good as I can make it.
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