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About The Event
Illusive Presents and Frontier Touring are thrilled to announce R&B trailblazer Lucky Daye will make his Australian debut this November! Performing headline shows in Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney along with supporting Khalid on the Australian and New Zealand leg of his Free Spirit Tour.
New Orleans born, LA based R&B maverick Lucky Daye released his powerful debut album, Painted in May of this year (through Keep Cool/RCA Records), following from EPs I and II. On Painted Lucky’s flawless funk lingers throughout, highlighted on tracks ‘Extra’, ‘Karma’ and soul-infused ‘Concentrate’. Vulnerable and self-reflective, Lucky is drawn to love songs, experimenting with his slinky pitch and tone in slow jams ‘Misunderstood’, ‘I Love You Too Much’ and fan favourite ‘Roll Some Mo’. Drawing on life experiences; failures, homelessness, trapped anger of his youth, Lucky doesn’t shy from sensitivity on Painted but glories in the purity still so clear even in his latest track ‘Buying Time’.
“Powerful, multi-faceted productions seem to fuel the Southern-soloist – it’s where he shines the most and harnesses his true potential.” – Clash Music
“Daye has already been marked with the "one to watch" designation: Painted showcases his funk, jazz and soul leanings, his vocal training/ability and a commitment to genre that puts the project over the top.” – Exclaim 9/10
“Daye’s earnest tenor guides the listener through the maze of sound, and without interruption, one track seamlessly shapeshifts into the next.” – Ones To Watch
Forbade secular music growing up, Lucky Daye’s musical roots stem from an unlikely place; a religious cult. Forced to turn everyday life into songs, Lucky would tap out melodies singing Bible verses and Dr. Seuss rhymes. Uprooted by Hurricane Katrina in his late teens, Lucky found himself left behind in the music world and was hungry to expand his taste, starting backwards rather than forward – whetting his appetite with greats like Prince, Stevie Wonder, Rick James and Lauryn Hill.
A deep dive into R&B essentials honed Lucky into his own energy and defined his personal style and bounce. Playing in a familiar soundstage, it was teaming up with producer D’Mile when colours began to build around Lucky’s rap-talk with a bop cadence, elevating him beyond the basic moniker of an R&B singer and receive comparisons to Frank Ocean.
Making waves with fans and critics alike, Lucky Daye’s project has been received with as much love as he’s weaved throughout it from the likes of FADER, Teen Vogue, The Recording Academy, CLASH Magazine, VICE, and Billboard with Lucky making his NPR Tiny Desk performance debut.
Gracing stages in Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney plus supporting Khalid at his Free Spirit Australian and New Zealand shows, experience first-hand the footprint Lucky Daye has already left as the next rising star in R&B. Tickets on sale Thursday 3 October, don’t miss out!