LUTZIE (Lucia Opalka) is a 21-year-old singer-songwriter-pianist from Seattle, Washington, where she was twice spotlighted as part of Up Next, the emerging artist performance series co-created by Seattle Theatre Group and Starbucks, and was selected to perform her originals for VIP theatre-goers to Beautiful: The Carole King Story.
In 2018 at a Seattle Cornish Institute performance workshop, musician and producer Andrew Vait (SISTERS, LIttle Wins) spotted Lucia’s songwriting and performing skills. With his partnership as producer, and collaborating with Jessica Dobson (Deep Sea Divers, Beck, The Shins) on bass and percussionist Sean Lane (Pedro the Lion, Perfume Genius, Yppah), the first-ever LUTZIE project took shape. Three resulting singles dropped in the fall and Winter of 2019, and her debut EP with the collection, To Disappear, released in January 2020. "Engraved," released July 17, 2020, was also co-produced with Andrew Vait.
Lucia now lives in Scotland and continues to make music. She is currently working on her debut album, produced and recorded primarily in her bedroom, aiming for release in 2024.
INDIE MUSIC CENTER
LUTZIE offers us lyric flights worthy of a great artist. Probably one of the most beautiful musical discoveries of the year!
COME HERE FLOYD
LUTZIE is uber talented. Full stop. With a couple of singles released, the full potential and power of this singer songwriter is yet to be fully displayed.
It’s impossible to compare her voice to anyone else’s. When she sings it, it fills a room with emotion.