LACUNA J is an independent and self published artist/songwriter based in North West England and has recently been quoted as “one of today’s most promising female artists” by music blog Wonky Sensitive.
Like her name, LACUNA J's music is alluring and evocative, she refers to herself as genre fluid, not liking being defined to a certain box. Born and raised in Manchester, she related more to the stubborn daisies flowering through the cracks in the pavement than to English roses. After a spell honing her craft at the Tisch School of Arts at NYU, LACUNA J’s magic lies in her ability to create misfit love songs and confessional odes about sexuality and bleeding emotions in a unique combination of indie lyrics and electronic beats. Her captivating tracks range emotionally from melancholic to exuberant. In 2019 her song Taurus was placed on Spotify's Discover Weekly and has since amassed over 418,000 streams across all platforms. At the beginning of 2019 her debut support gig was at Manchester Academy 3, she then went on to play the Shaklewell Arms in London and Gorilla in Manchester. Towards the beginning of 2020 she performed for Sofar Sounds in various locations.
Over 2020, she released her first body of work which included; Red Wine, Burning Me out & Confessions. Her track, Red Wine was placed on Spotify's New Pop UK playlist. LACUNA J has been supported by BBC Introducing as well as BBC Manchester and Gaydio, Her debut headline gig was scheduled for the 21st of March at The Deaf Institute in Manchester and is currently postponed until the end of 2021.
The past year LACUNA J has been writing new material, as well as writing with other up and coming artists too - who are also set to release their songs this year. She has also been writing for Sony ATV and top-lining.
Throughout 2021 LACUNA J will be releasing her new era of music, from exotic melodies streaked with neon, to moody lyrics that pack a punch. She will be supporting Lucy Deakin at YES in Manchester on the 1st of April 2021.