LOS ANGELES (EFE) .- Amber Lucid is the singer for whom the protagonists of the series “Elite” sigh. An artist who, since his appearance in the fourth season of the Spanish series, has attracted the attention of thousands of viewers with a proposal in “Spanglish”, pioneering the Latin avant-garde in the United States.
“It was crazy, got a lot of new followers on Instagram and more support. It was so cool, I didn’t know what to expect before the episode aired,” explains the musician from his home in Colorado.
She is the singer for whom the characters struggle to get tickets to her concert in the sixth chapter of the fourth season. What many viewers didn’t know was that Amber Lucid was not fictional.
Born in New Jersey in 2001, Lucid is an American with a Mexican father and a Dominican mother who composes in English and Spanish.
She began playing the guitar as a child and at the age of 15 decided to write her own songs.
His first two albums produced by him attracted the attention of the producers of “Elite”, and they suggested that he travel to Madrid to perform in the series with his song “Fantasmas”, an eclectic and guitar-forming theme featuring voices. Lucid, whose tone is reminiscent of Black Uchis, Russian Red and Mon Laffert (his friend).
“They wanted me to design the aesthetics of the performance, I traveled to Madrid for two weeks and it was great,” he recalls of his appearance, complete with butterfly wings and surrounded by neon colors. Which surprises Aaron Piper, Manu Rios, Pole Grunch. , Omar Ayuso, Claudia Salas and the rest of the protagonists of “Elite”.
“They were all great, especially the girls,” says Lucid, who hadn’t seen the series before and now declares himself a fan.
Following her performance in “Elite” she released an EP, “Get Lost in the Music”, which was reviewed by American indie magazines such as Pitchfork and for which she received a “YouTube Music Foundry” award.
Combining urban sounds (now known as ‘movement’) with R&B, rock and psychedelia, Lucid has positioned itself at the helm of a wave of Latin music in the United States that defied the label. and wants to show that there is life beyond reggaeton.
“I don’t want to live in a box, Latinos can do all kinds of music we want, and we don’t have to live in that little bubble,” he says.
In addition to Kali Uchis and Mon Laffert, Amber Lucid also finds comparisons with alternative rock from the ’90s, such as Mazzy Starr, or the current phenomenon of Olivia Rodrigo (who drinks a lot since that time). He confesses that he listened to a lot of pop, like Lady Gaga and Bruno Mars, then grew up with psychedelic rock.