Manchester-born singer-songwriter Lusaint has impressed many with her distinctive voice and versatility as an artist. Her music draws on a range of different musical influences such as Motown, blues, jazz, funk, soul and pop, blending her powerful vocals with true emotional depth.
Originally from the market town of Stretford in Manchester, Lucy Hopkins got her start as an artist making distinctive cover versions of well-loved songs. As her artistry and confidence in her abilities grew, the singer-songwriter’s artistic persona Lusaint came to be. In 2019, she got her lucky break. A music supervisor for the hit dating reality show Love Island discovered Lusaint’s atmospheric ‘More Than Friends’ – an acoustic cover of supergroup En Vogue’s 90s R&B classic ‘Don’t Let Go’.
After ‘More Than Friends’ was featured on an episode of Love Island in June 2019, the song resonated deeply with viewers and quickly climbed the UK iTunes charts. In fact, it broke records as the most Shazam’d song in one day in the UK, racking up over 45,000 Shazams over a 24-hour period.
Now releasing original songs and playing headline shows, the artist Lusaint made a name for herself performing covers of classic songs. The soulful songstress is known for truly making cover versions of well-known songs her own – her beautiful rendition of Chris Isaak’s classic love song ‘Wicked Game’ and a unique, emotionally charged version of Beyonce’s ‘Crazy In Love’ were released to great success in the summer of 2021.
Though she has been writing original material for years, 2023 is the year Lusaint took the leap of releasing her own music – and she’s on the precipice of making it big. Her debut single ‘Dark Horse’ was released in February of this year, and represents the first drop from Lusaint’s forthcoming EP ‘self sabotage’.
We were given another glimpse at the debut material with the release of the jazzy soul-pop single ‘Fool For You’ in April. Lusaint’s debut EP, which according to the songstress is “a rebirth of timeless hidden gems”, is due to be released in October. Based on what we’ve seen so far, the EP promises to be a skilful soul-pop debut making the most of Lusaint’s show-stopping vocal abilities and varied musical influences.
Lusaint’s distinctive voice and compelling songwriting chops have seen her rise quickly on the UK music scene, and her soulful covers have been played widely on the radio, supported by BBC 6 Music, Radio X and BBC Introducing. The rising soul-pop artist’s music reaches far and wide, with over 30 million global streams on music platforms like Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music, SoundCloud and Deezer.
Signed to the UK record label Perfect Havoc, the songstress can look forward to a very bright future. The Mancunian artist recently played her first headline show, performing an intimate set at the infamous London music venue The Troubador on 17 May to great acclaim. Her next concert will be a headline show at Notting Hill Arts Club on 20 September – and this is not one to miss! If you want to see more from this talented singer, you can subscribe to her YouTube channel, or follow her on Facebook.