Photo courtesy of Lucia Opalka | Lutzie, the stage name of Bainbridge Island teen singer-songwriter Lucia Opalka, will release her new single “Butterfly” Friday, Aug. 16.

Photo courtesy of Lucia Opalka | Lutzie, the stage name of Bainbridge Island teen singer-songwriter Lucia Opalka, will release her new single “Butterfly” Friday, Aug. 16.

Island teen musician unveils debut single

Lutzie, the stage name of Bainbridge Island teen singer-songwriter Lucia Opalka, will release her new single “Butterfly” later this month.

The track will be available through more than 100 different outlets, including Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, Amazon.com, Google Play, YouTube Music, iHeartRadio, TIDAL and Deezer on Friday, Aug. 16.

Opalka has been composing and performing since she was 4, but began really accessing the larger world of musical mentors and peers through the Seattle Theatre Group’s Songwriters’ Lab in 2015.

In 2016 and 2017 she performed a set of originals for VIP theatre-goers to “Beautiful: the Carole King Story,” and was twice spotlighted as part of Up Next, the emerging artist performance series co-sponsored by Seattle Theatre Group and Starbucks.

In 2018, at a Seattle Cornish Institute performance workshop where he was an instructor, Andrew Vait, Seattle musician and producer (SISTERS, Little Wins), noticed her songwriting and performing skills. With his mentorship and 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 are set to be released through this fall, “Butterfly” being the first.

Visit www.lutzieofficial.com to learn more.

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