"British Europop singer/songwriter"
At the tender age of 16 he released his self penned debut single, ''Gone Before It Happens'', under the pseudonym "Hun". Marketed through Spanish record label O'Clock Music, it was included on the elusive Europop compilation album ''Disco Estrella 2004''. It also gave him the opportunity to support RnB act Javine in front of a home crowd of 5,000 people at Rockingham Raceway, Corby. Soon after the release of the single, the record label was shut down but undeterred, Lucien returned back to college whilst preparing his next musical move.
Whilst finishing his A-Levels, Lucien finalised a deal with Southampton based label Abbey Records to release the EP ''What You Said To Me...'' with ''It's Unconditional'' as the lead single in September 2006. Unlike his other material, the EP was recorded with the collaboration of live session musicians (including Lucien who played all keyboards and guitars on the record), also incorporating a more alternative vibe with its lyrical content and production. Taking the EP on tour in Europe, he visited countries such as the UK, Germany, Austria, Spain and Slovenia finding new fans on the way whilst even doing a feature for prolific Spanish magazine "Interviu". A dance remix of ''It's Unconditional'' found huge success on commercial radio stations over Central and Eastern Europe, managing to reach the Top 40 in the Austrian Airplay chart. Amid all the success, Abbey Records were not convinced to released its accompanying album ''What You Said To Me'' and Jack Lucien decided to leave music again to study at University.
Failing to sign a new record deal, Jack Lucien set up his own vanity label Unconditional Records, which is still used now to distribute his music. Recorded in 2007 between Nottingham and Tallinn, Estonia, ''New 80s Musik'' was released in Summer 2008. Complimenting the shift of sounds, he changed his previous rocky/alternative look to be dressed in bright and neon coloured fabrics. The themes of this album, representing the 80s inspired music, were more frivolous and upbeat, as heard in such songs as the single ''Rasputin'' (which was released as a free Internet download in June 2008). During the brief UK promotion for the album, he appeared on T4 alongside the rockgroup The Wombats in ''Je Suis Un Rockstar'' and performed a 2 large sell out concerts at Nottingham University's Student Union Club (where he was studying at the time).
After releasing the album, Jack Lucien found himself on another promotional tour of Europe, this time starting at the Roskilde Music Festival in Denmark and finishing in Moscow. Whilst on tour in Russia, he was also invited to submit a song to represent his home country Andorra in the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest which eventually was declined due to his University commitments. After spending some time back in Andorra, he returned to Russia in February 2009 to promote an album consisting of old and new material aimed at the Russian market, called ''???? ??????'' (Jack Lucien). Its promotional single ''I'm Not Afraid'' became an overnight success in the country, reaching Number 7 in the Russian Airplay Chart in April 2009.
Leading on from this new surge of popularity, Lucien traveled to Odessa, Ukraine, to quickly record the rest of a brand new album to showcase and supplement the success of I'm Not Afraid with the rest of the European market. Producing the album completely by himself, he locked himself away in a recording studio completing the whole album, ''EuroSceptic'', with no session musicians or external producers/song writers. Having gone for a Euro Pop sound with influences from Wonky Pop, Electro Rock and Reggaeton, the album was recorded in less than a month. Picking the contemporary dance pop song ''Saturday'' as the first single the reaction of the record (especially the single) was extremely negative. Amidst an expensive self funded music video and photoshoot accompanying the release (both shot simultaneously in South Kensington, London), the project was eventual cancelled with the album having a quiet online only release in October 2009.
As of 2009, Jack Lucien now understands his own artistic integrity and only prides himself in producing the best possible music to represent him in the best light. He now makes the music he wants to make, ignoring any popular trends or themes with strong marketing capabilities. He constantly puts up new songs on his YouTube channel for fan feedback and he runs a dedicated Twitter feed always responding to fan tweets. He currently works full time in Events but will continue doing music for whomever wants to listen. And of 2012, they still are.
Jack Lucien is s singer/songwriter/producer based in London, United Kingdom
- official site - www.jacklucien.co.uk
- myspace - jacklucien