Lucia Cifarelli was born on September 23rd in Long Island, New York. The youngest of four children she grew up surrounded by music and art, developing a love for singing, songwriting and performing at an early age. Luciaâ€™s first vocal coach, Tanya Travers, whom she found in the Village Voice classified ads at fourteen, introduced Lucia to her first songwriting collaborator Dan Wise, who would later go on to produce such notable artists as Run -DMC, The New York Dolls, Ani Difranco, 22 Brides, John Mayor and The Scissor Sisters. Through an extensive network of songwriting collaborators, Lucia honed her songwriting chops in New York City by night, while attending high school by day.
Travers, would later introduce Lucia to music producer Ric Wake, who signed her band DRILL to A&M Records.
Due to a label restructuring, the band was dropped upon delivery of their sophomore effort and later broke up. Not long after Lucia joined MDFMK, an offshoot of KMFDM, where she co-wrote, recorded and toured with the band for their only album on Republic Records.
Before the reformation of KMFDM, Lucia secured a record deal with Universal Records and moved to London to record her first solo album â€œFrom The Land OfÂ Volcanosâ€ with music producer Ian Stanely, one of the original members â€œTears For Fearsâ€. Universal later declined to release it.
Since the reformation of KMFDM, Lucia has been a featured vocalist and co-writer on every album since 2002 and has played 456 shows with the band as of January 2020.
In November 2019 Lucia began writing her long over due follow-up solo album.Â Describing the experience of writing the album as divinely inspired, each song is a time capsule and ode to her journey. Set to a cinematic musical landscape produced by Sascha Konietzko, youâ€™ll be on the edge of your seat as you ride through her life. The as yet untitled album is scheduled for release in early 2021.