"Roleff’s enduring, folk-leaning music draws comparisons with understated artists such as Vashti Bunyan and Nick Drake. Its ageless beauty is imbued with a sense of history despite its current context, even Roleff herself at times appearing to have emerged from some mystical time capsule." – Greg Stone, Who The Hell
"Sure to stay with fans of Julie Byrne or Joni Mitchell, the track is stunningly composed and masterfully executed - a perfect follow up to Lucy’s gorgeous 2016 record This Paradise." – Eucalypt Music
The second release from the Melbourne based folk singer is sparse yet delicately and lovingly crafted with layered flute, acoustic guitar and most strikingly, a 36-string harp, all cradling the singer-songwriter's striking and sweeping voice." – Triple R FM
“If you like understated folk music, like Sibylle Baier or Linda Perhacs or music from the canyon in California in the 70s, I think you’re going to love Lucy. When I hear Lucy’s music, I think of Nick Drake - that same sense of intimacy, rawness, and immediacy of a pin dropping.” – Tim Shiel, Double J
Lucy Roleff is a classically trained, folk musician and composer. Born to a German opera singer father and Maltese mother, she spent a childhood steeped in European classical music, storytelling and folk styles.
Lucy’s compositions weave lyrical verse, fractured sounds and lush harmonies, interspersed with moments of haunting abandon. She explores themes of intimacy, longing, and the nuances of everyday existence.
Her critically acclaimed debut LP This Paradise (Lost & Lonesome Records) received international airplay and rave reviews; "A voice that comes from far away in space and time... light years away from any fleeting modern trend." (Music Won't Save You, Italy)
Lucy has composed for, and had her music featured in, a number of short films and television shows, including The Australian Ballet, insitu.reviews, Kuwaii and ABC’s Mystery Road. She has also written and performed in electro-pop outfits Magic Hands and At/All.
Her new record Left Open In A Room is out now on Lost & Lonesome Records and Little Lake Records (AU) and Oscarson Records (EU)