SANDRA-MAE LUX (above) is originally from Vancouver (Canada) but has lived in south London since 2017. She has a degree in Jazz Studies and has performed with Robert Glasper and Herbie Hancock and opened for Dave Brubeck. A decent CV! She made her recording debut in 2020 with ‘Happily Ever After’ which was supported by people like Craig Charles and Gilles Peterson. Award nominations followed and during the lockdowns Sandra worked at honing her art and just last year released the single, ‘You Me And Tomorrow’, a pleasant meander that sat sweetly on the cusp of smooth jazz and sophisticated blue-eyed soul.
Ms Lux is now promoting a new single, ‘I’m Still Here’ which offers the same smooth, insinuating sound. The song is intensely personal. Sandra says: “I was beyond grief when my mentor and high school music teacher passed away suddenly from a rare form of cancer. He is absolutely the reason why I am here, and why I pursue music with such passion to this day. This song fell out in a rush, in a matter of minutes. I was overwhelmed with feelings of grief, and in that moment, the words that kept coming into my head and onto the page was ‘I’m Still Here’”.
SANDRA-MAE LUX: ‘I’m Still Here’ out now