Music Bugle Exclusive – Q & A – Lucas Eason

Photo courtesy of Lucas Eason Facebook page.

By Nicholas Jason Lopez

Texas-based, but Nashville-known, Lucas Eason has emerged as an artist on the rise, evidenced by standout releases like “Tailwind (Feat. Kimi Most),” “Tired” and “Wishin’.”

The move to “Music City” to pursue his career has managed to pay off for the renowned singer-songwriter/drummer, but he never forgets where his life started either.

Eason returns to Houston on Thanksgiving Eve to play at The Continental Club alongside special guest Grey Sky Symphony. In the meantime, Eason promises more tunes to come in the near future.

The Music Bugle had the chance to catch up with Eason and ask him about where he finds the inspiration for his songs, the moment that made him want to become a musician and much more, which you can check out below.

Music Bugle – What was the moment that made you want to become a musician? 

Lucas Eason – I think it was a culmination of things that ultimately made me want to become a musician. When I was a kid, my dad was a country singer and musician. My uncle and cousin were also musicians, so it was just always something that I was around and it felt pretty normal. I was an extremely fidgety kid and one birthday, my parents bought me drumsticks and a practice pad hoping that drums would be something I could put my nervous energy into and it kind of just naturally progressed from there. The event that singlehandedly made me want to make music my main focus in life was when I attended a Red Hot Chili Peppers concert in 2007. That was it for me! 

Music Bugle – What makes you the most proud about where you come from? 

Lucas Eason – I was born and raised in Houston, Texas. I love a lot about where I’m from. I love that it’s such a huge city, yet also embraces Texas culture at the same time. Houston is one of the most diverse cities in the world. I feel like a lot of people don’t realize that and it being such a melting pot of different cultures really made it an interesting place to grow up and I think it shaped who I am today. I think the only thing I don’t like about it is the humidity! 

Music Bugle – Where do you find inspiration from when you write songs? 

Lucas Eason – I always draw inspiration from listening to other artists. When it comes to writing songs, I sometimes find the inspiration once I’ve already started writing the song, if that makes sense. Sometimes, I think waiting for inspiration to hit means not writing a song. Subjects that do tend to inspire me to write are the anxieties and the longing in life.

Music Bugle – What excites you the most about your style of music? 

Lucas Eason – I tend to write more emotion-based songs. The thing that I like about more emotional songs is that they allow you to get your feelings out in the open and I think that helps me live a happier life day to day. I also feel like the kind of music I try to make doesn’t necessarily fit Into one genre or box, which leaves a lot of room for musical exploration. I strive to make music that sounds good live, whether I’m playing with a full band or just me and a piano.

Music Bugle – Who are you listening to right now, music-wise? 

Lucas Eason – I listen to music pretty constantly. My absolute favorite band right now is The 1975. I love their music so much because it’s so deep while at the same time very upbeat and danceable. Some other artists that I’ve been listening to a lot lately are Noah Gunderson, The National, The Paper Kites, Taylor Swift, Foo Fighters, Post Malone, David Gray, Dawes and so many other artists, honestly.

Music Bugle – What’s your stance on the use of AI in music? 

Lucas Eason – If I’m being completely honest, the rise of AI in general makes me pretty nervous. Maybe I watched “The Terminator” too many times as a kid, but ultimately, I think it will do more harm than good to humanity. I hope that isn’t true and that it’s ultimately used for good, but we will see how that plays out. As far as AI being used in music goes, I don’t like the idea of it at all, especially when it comes to the idea of AI eventually being good enough at songwriting to take the job of working songwriters.

Music Bugle – Where do you go when you need a break? 

Lucas Eason – When I need a break, I like to go back home to Houston or up to my mom and stepdad’s place in New Hampshire.

Music Bugle – What do you feel is the next step for your career? 

Lucas Eason – I would like to start cowriting with other songwriters In Nashville. I would also like to start playing in cities I haven’t played before.

Music Bugle – What show are you currently binging on? 

Lucas Eason – I just finished “Daisy Jones And The Six,” which I really enjoyed. I’m currently on the “Johnny Depp Vs Amber Heard” Netflix doc, which is pretty entertaining and ridiculous.

Music Bugle – What do you wish happened more in the music industry? 

Lucas Eason – I wish that curated streaming playlists gave more opportunities to artists that don’t have thousands of dollars to throw into their pot. From what I understand about streaming, you have to put a certain amount of money into it to get an amount of streams that will help you really make a dent as far as exposure goes. I know that unfortunately, that’s how most aspects of the industry works, but when it comes down to it, most “struggling artists” don’t have that kind of capital to throw around.  


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