LC Lonely Child - Music Interview
LC Lonely Child is an American rapper and song-writer born and raised in East Saint Louis, IL. Now residing in Portland, Oregon, LC is unstoppable. Setting the stage for success, his freshman EP, 'Otha Side of da Water,' was released in 2017 to critical acclaim and worldwide fan enthusiasm. Following the EP, he released several hot singles including "Addicted" and "My Habit” featuring BWA's own OG Boobie Black. Currently in advance of his EP/Mixtapes, LC's latest single “Shadows," featuring Breana Marin,” is bound to be a favorite on your playlist. Was there something (an experience) or someone in your life that was the "catalyst" for you to start writing music? Tell us about it. Me and my cousin Lil Main started writing music at a young age; he died at the age of 15, and after that I made a promise that I would pursue our dream as long as I live!
Let's get this out of the way. What is the CRAZIEST thing that has ever happened to you in your music career? I would say the craziest thing that happen to me was 2018 Boo Bomb concert at the Moda Center in Portland, Or! I was opening up in front of 20,000 people and Jam’n 107.5’s own Kristina with a K introduced me and totally got my name wrong! I think she said Lonely Boys or something like that! That was pretty crazy.
What has been the high point of your music path?
I’m actually living the days of my high point. I feel the sky is the limit so I know it can get higher but last year and this year was really good for me! Following Boo Bomb I went on to do a plethora of shows in different states!
So, how do you approach songwriting or what is your creative process like?
I have a process we’re I explain it as "marinating" - I hear the beat and I literally allow it to marinate in my soul! The beat tells me everything needed to be said on the track! I mumble a melody and then I put words to it! After that hook is created I just go crazy with the verses!
What do you see as the biggest challenge facing Indie Artists today? Or, if you could ask the music industry to change one thing, what would it be? I think lack of promotion! I find it that indie artist have better music than most main stream artist but marketing and promotion is not as strong so getting your music heard is tough! I don’t think I would change anything; I think the new wave of streaming is golden for the music industry, it’s actually in favor of indie artist!
If you could share the stage with one other artist or band, who would it be and why?
Most def my guy Kevin Gates! Gates has been my favorite artist since before the world knew who he was. I have a song with one of his good friends OG Boobie Black as well! BWA all day you feel me!
What are your rehearsals generally like? Or, how do you prepare for a live show?
Preparation prevents poor performance so I most defiantly go over my show at least 20x before the date of the show! In my car, outside of the car , everywhere I go I’m rehearsing my show mix!
Pick one song that was your greatest challenge to write. Tell us about it! I would have to say Addicted! It took me the longest to write that song because I wanted it to be perfect! I wanted to take the subject Addicted and try to match it to as many possibilities I could think of!
What's coming up in the future?
My New Ep/Mixtape Series Izzuez “We All Got Em” Vol1 will be releasing at the end of September! I might hold it back until Oct.1st! I’m taking time off of traveling to spend time with family at the moment and putting everything into promoting my new Single Shadows as well as my new Project!
LC Lonely Childs "Shadows" Feat. Breana Marin. The new single is available on all major digital outlets . Tell us where fans can access your music?