The unchanging face – and voice – of singer/songwriter Cassandra Lucas is back on the music scene in 2017, gifting listeners with three new hit singles, paving the way for her solo debut CD. Formerly one-half of platinum selling R&B duo Changing Faces, she has returned to claim her rightful position as one of today’s top music talents.
Q:When you decide it’s time to make a new record, is that more exciting or stressful?
Ans: I can’t recall the exact day and time but I always new I wanted to make a solo record at some point in my career . I’ve done a lot of writing and artist development for others and a couple years back I said let me but my toe back in the water and see if I still have it in me to make music for myself.
Q: How do you shut things out?
Ans: That’s the hardest thing to do because as you and everybody else knows this thing called life gets in the way which makes it really hard to shut things out but you just have to stay focused and find away. Especially staying away from the negative Nancy’s because the definitely try to detour you but you have to keep pushing.
Q: How easily do songs tend to come to you?
Ans : Honestly I very rarely write a song without the music. The music has to speak to me and when it does I hear a story and thats how I write.
Q: What’s your motto or the advice you live by?
Ans: This is not a dress rehearsal its “Life” and we only do it once so make sure you do it to your way and to the fullest!!!
Q: What is you favorite song to belt out at the bar/in the car?
Ans: Anything from MJ
Q: For our readers who have never heard your music, explain your sound in 5 words?
Soulful, Sensual, Fresh, Contemporary, Real!!!
Q: You write all of your own music; where do you draw inspiration from when you write songs and what’s your favorite part about the process?
ANS: I draw inspiration from just about anything and everyone. Myself, family members friends the things going on in this crazy world right now. It could literally be from anything and what feelings that person place or thing evokes inside you.
Q: At what age did you start singing?
ANS: I think i was about 4 yrs old. I used to watch soul train every Saturday morning with my dad and i would stand on furniture with a hairbrush or combin my hand. I stood on furniture to be his height because he was 6″4 and that was my stage and we did duets. Fun times..lolll
Q:Who are your inspirations?
Ans:Well Soul Train Saturdays as I would call them really introduced me to all of the greats. From Stevie, Michael Jackson, Aretha Franklin, Chaka Kahn, Donnie Hathaway, Anita Baker,Sade .Really I’m inspired by so many artist of today and back then I could be here all day.
Q: If you could perform with anyone, in the future, who would it have to be?
Ans: Wow thats hard because I love just about everyone. I love creative people.. I just went to a Bruno Mars concert and he was awesome so maybe Bruno, Neyo, Daniel Caesar, Drake, and I haven’t even started on my list of ladies yet. See what Im saying? I could be here all day so I will leave it at that.. Lolll😄