“I want to create music that inspires people the way I was impacted by singers growing up,” muses 18-year-old indie-Pop artist Lucy Cloud. Unsure at first if Nashville-based Belmont University – or even college in general – was the right choice, the songwriting major admits, “Now that I’m here, I’ve learned I don’t really know anything and now that I’m learning everything, I’m really happy I ended up here.” She’s crashed. She’s learned. On March 26, the California native, dropped “Crash and Learn,” after her first writing sesh in Music City with Seth Mosley (for KING & COUNTRY, MercyMe) and Justin Morgan (Runaway June, Lauren Duski). Discovered by Kevin Jonas, Sr. of Jonas Group Entertainment and facing a budding music career, she confesses, “‘Crash and Learn’ feels like a breakthrough – being able to heal, learn, and focus on your mental state.” Adding, “It’s definitely more mature and hopefully a lot of people will be able to relate to it. I’ve been songwriting since I was very young, and it was always an easier way to deal with my emotions.” Cloud penned her first song at 11 years old, with her childhood soundtrack booming genre-crossing artists such as Corinne Bailey Rae, Adele, John Mayer, Amy Winehouse, and Whitney Houston. Nowadays, she’s “curious, healing, and growing” and boldly draws inspiration from bada$$ females like Noah Cyrus, H.E.R., Ariana Grande, and Lauryn Hill, to create her own vibey indie-Pop sound. Already making a statement, Cloud independently debuted “Your Loss” and follow-up “Jealous” last year – which tacked high-profile MTV Live and MTV Spankin’ New music video playlists, while she’s amassed over 800K Spotify streams and counting.