The track will feature on upcoming EP ‘WITH II EYES’ out in October

Grammis-nominee LUCIIA returns with ‘SAME THING NEW MAN’, the enticing first single from her upcoming EP WITH II EYES, set for release in October 2023.

A silky-smooth jam that merges classic 90s R’n’B with LUCIIA’s cutting-edge sound, ‘SAME THING NEW MAN is yet another testament to the growth in global interest for the Cuban/Swedish artist, after she was recently handpicked by Coldplay to open four consecutive shows at Ullevi Stadium in Sweden in July.

“My self-confidence is starting to emerge, and the lyrics are written with a sense that what I receive in relationships is never enough”LUCIIA says about the meaning of the song. “I feel misunderstood again and again, and with that comes men who don’t quite know how to approach me. In the song, I express that frustration.”

To say LUCIIA literally grew up on stage is no overstatement. Shaped by equal parts Havana, Cuba and Möllevången, Malmö, her father toured the world with the Afro-Cuban All Stars, and her mother ensured her daughter participated in talent shows from the age of four.

The stage is where LUCIIA feels most comfortable and at ease, something she demonstrated in front of an international crowd at the Brilliant Minds Symposium in Stockholm, headlined Debaser with Dr Martens last year and  secured two official showcases during SXSW 2023

The upcoming EP WITH II EYES (to be released in October 2023) is characterised by a warm and affectionate expression unique to her. With the assistance of London-based producer Maleík, LUCIIA has managed to forge her own sound, where classic 90s R&B blends with the sonic image of the future.

“The songs on the EP reflect a newfound perspective of mine. My vision has cleared up. My relationship with myself has in a way become more natural than my relationship with others,” she says. “Previously I struggled to accept myself or to know who I truly was, which led me to engage in destructive relationships. I suspect much of this stems from having a strained relationship with my father. As an adult, I have had to teach myself to be deserving of good things that come my way.”

Many took notice of LUCIIA when she toured with the Swedish rapper STOR“That tour was a defining experience. I learned a lot, and that was where I was introduced to a larger audience.”

Last year, LUCIIA released her debut EP 365, which garnered attention from Rinse FM, Reprezent and BBC and earned her nominations for both the Grammis and Manifest awards in Sweden. In addition to finalising her second EP, LUCIIA is now primarily focused on rehearsing with her London-based band for the Ullevi shows with Coldplay in July. “Ever since I was little, I dreamed of performing in stadiums. The fact that it’s now becoming a reality feels completely insane but very, very exciting.”

SAME THING NEW MAN is yet another sign of LUCIIA’s fast ascent to stardom – a striking single that sets the tone for her EP WITH II EYES coming this October.  


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