LUTZIE (Lucia Opalka) is a 19-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. Her thoughts about one of her latest projects: "I Love You, out April 22, 2022, is the second of a six-song EP entitled One to Believe which is about the transitional time of my life when I was leaving my childhood, when a lot of things came into focus about the people around me and what I wanted to become. I Love You comes from the insecure feeling of loving someone and not being sure they feel the same way. When I wrote it I was thinking about how overwhelming it was to look into the eyes of someone I loved and the lost feeling I had, wishing I knew what was behind his eyes and how he felt." The EP is co-written and co-produced with Andrew Vait.
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.