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Forever's Not As Long As It Used To Be

by Lucas Miré

"Although comparisons to John Mayer and David Gray are inevitable, Lucas' thoughtful lyrics and warm dulcet tones remind me more of a modern day Cat Stevens. It's a nice blend of cool, breezy acoustic pop." -- James Cool, BASICLux Records
Genre: Pop: with Electronic Production
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1. Push / Pull
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2. Swallowed Whole
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3. Francis
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4. Radio
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5. Fill in the Blanks
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6. Go It Alone
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7. City Lights
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8. Sunday
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9. 24 Hours
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10. Part Missing
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Album Notes
2006 OutMusic Award nominee for Outstanding Male Debut!!

Voted Best of Gay Atlanta by readers of Southern Voice 2007

"Swallowed Whole" voted #11 in HomoPod Radio's 2007 Top 20


"Lucas Miré is not your average singer-songwriter. Aside from having compelling melodies and insightful, poignant lyrics, Miré's gentle pop songs possess that special (and rather rare) quality - the one that makes you tune right in and eat up every word." -- Edie Carey, Singer-Songwriter

"An ascending folk-pop voice on the local scene, Miré's storyteller wit is well-matched with his rich, natural baritone." -- Bill Addison, Creative Loafing, Atlanta

"Graceful melodies that are as catchy as they are insightful. Musically, it's a nice blend of cool, breezy acoustic pop/rock -- fresh but familiar at the same time. Lucas invites you to take a peek into his soul in this diary of a bright-eyed boy who's wiser than his years and has a unique perspective." -- James Cool, Madison Park

"What's evident from the beginning on the CD is that Miré's strengths lie in his songwriting. As a lyricist, he cuts deeply and honestly into the maelstrom of angst and pain that color intimate relationships. And the candor is frequently startling." -- Van Gower, New York Blade, NYC

"Miré's smooth voice and intimate lyrics break your heart and then heal it, all in the same phrase. 'Forever's Not As Long As It Used To Be' is about love lost--but also about resolve found." -- Jennifer Vanasco, nationally syndicated columnist

"Atlanta-based Lucas Miré is another welcome voice on the gay male singer/songwriter circuit. 'Forever’s Not As Long As It Used To Be' is a pleasure from start to finish." -- Gregg Shapiro for Bay Area Reporter, Philly Gay News, Chicago Free Press


On his new CD, "Forever's Not As Long As It Used To Be," singer-songwriter Lucas Miré crafts a quintessential song cycle about the ups and downs of intimate relationships.

This contemporary troubadour writes and performs these songs with equal parts earnestness and angst, heart and hurt. The results are at once deeply personal and universal.

Miré went into the studio in 2003 with a handful of tunes to work on. Some, like "24 Hours" and "Francis," were among the first he'd written. But as he and Atlanta-based producer B. Calm started selecting the final tracks, it became clear there were powerful themes running through this group of songs. Mainly, the bewildering passage of time and an intense inquiry into relationships.

"I'm in my thirties now, and at some point you begin to understand that things always work out for the best, but not necessarily how you'd planned," he says. "I think we've all seen that relationship we thought would last forever fall apart right in front of our eyes.

"I don't know how anyone can handle the increasing pressure of time passing without becoming a sidewalk philosophizer about love and what makes a relationship work. In this set of songs, I tried to look at how we learn to deny our own culpability when love goes awry."

Since 2001, he's taken his questioning to the stage -- and his audiences.

The up-and-coming pop songster honed his self-taught acoustic guitar skills and vocal talents in some of Atlanta's most-popular venues -- notably, Eddie's Attic, Acousticpalooza at Smith's Olde Bar and opening slots for the likes of Joe Rathbone, Arlington Priest, and Amy Rigby at Red Light Café.

But it wasn't always so clear that he'd end up here.

In 1996, Miré was a producer at a small television station. One day, his boss walked in and threw a book called "The Artist's Way" by Julia Cameron on his desk.

"She said, 'You're depressed. Read this book or get a therapist,'" Miré remembers. "Being an overachiever, I did both. The book helped me find myself, and from that, I found my voice, and from that, I knew that whatever happened, I'd be OK."

Within a year of working with the book, he made some radical changes. He ended a relationship, quit his television job and moved to New Orleans with only a few thousand dollars in his pocket. In short order, someone gave him a guitar. In late 1998, he wrote his first song.

"I never intended to be a songwriter," Miré says. "Like almost everything else in my life, I just fell into it. I've just always been a huge music fan and collector and thought it would be fun to strum a few of my favorite songs in my bedroom at night."

Shortly after a move to Atlanta in 2000, Miré began playing intimate clubs in his new hometown, bolstered by the welcoming support of musicians he met in the Southeast music community and a growing fan base.

In 2002, Miré was one of 12 songwriters from around the world invite to NY to participate in a three-day workshop with singer-songwriter Lori Carson (solo artist, Golden Palominos). The song he wrote there, "1-1000-2," appears on the resulting 2004 songwriter compilation, "Songs At The Point."

He also recorded a cut for a tribute CD celebrating the sublime songs that make up Carson's eclectic back catalogue. When the tribute CD was scrapped, Miré realized his cover of a Carson classic "Part Missing" would be the perfect way to end "Forever's Not As Long As It Used To Be."

"I was so excited that it worked out the way it did because 'Part Missing' exemplifies the exact mix of wistfulness, strength and sadness I was trying to capture on my record," he says.

"To me, it says, 'All these things may happen to me as I move forward in life, and people come and go, but when I really look inside, I'm just fine.'"



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Lucas has crafted some great songs about love, life, and broken relationships.
Lucas has crafted some great songs about love, life, and broken relationships. I haven't stopped listening to this album everyday since I first bought it off iTunes 2 months ago. I loved the album so much that I decided to come buy the actual CD from I find the music set a great mood to ponder the very personal things, and his lyrics are some of the best poetry I've read. From the longing to be "comsumed by something I don't know" in "Swallowed Whole" to the realization that we all "Go It Alone," regardless if we're in love or not. Some of my other fave tracks include "Fill in the Blanks,' "Francis," "City Lights." and "Sunday." Give this album a listen on and I'm sure you'll fall for this poetic album as much as I have.

Jose Hunt

Embrace the love affair of Lucas Miré
This well crafted collection of bittersweet love songs exhibit the heart of a great confessional singer-songwriter.
Mire’s subtle, moving vocal style displays the same resilient raw emotions that remind us of the breakthrough troubadour Damien Rice with a tint of Chris Isaac’s falsetto cries. A mixture of sad, heartbreaking, but always hopeful melodies embark us on a journey that mirror our own past experiences.
This album is a fun emotional trip that must be part of your music collection. Songs like Swallowed Whole, Go it Alone, City Lights and Sunday are among my favorite. Let’s not forget the sure classics Fill in the Blanks and 24 Hours that crawl under your skin.
Fall in love with love…fall in love with Forever is not as long as it used to be.

Bill Addison, Creative Loafing

...brings to mind Everything But the Girl's "Amplified Heart"
Burned out white Christmas lights, red wine, an old blue shirt: The color-soaked details of daily life are just one of the tools with which Lucas Miré illuminates his songs of loss and resiliency on his debut CD, "Forever's Not as Long as It Used to Be."

Known for an earnest, folky edge in his live performances, the recording studio gives Miré a chance to expand his aural repertoire. The album's 10 cuts revel in a playful tug between acoustic and electronic. Miré's rich, natural baritone croons over plucky guitar rhythms augmented with smooth synthesizer riffs, an effect that brings to mind Everything But the Girl's "Amplified Heart." His songs lead dual lives: They sound cheerful and boppy, but the words expose a contemplative underpinning.

Miré has a singular way of sneaking humor and redemption into his pensive lyrics. "If you want someone who can come undone and still look OK/well, it's your lucky day," he sings on one of the album's strongest tracks, "Swallowed Whole." You get the feeling this guy isn't scoffing at the lessons life throws him.

This is a CD to pull out on comfortless gray days, or put on repeat to ease the aftermath of a bad breakup.


Pure poetry swathed in lush rhythms...
Quite simply Lucas Mire is a poet. He crafts pop gems filled with raw emotion. At times it almost seems schizophrenic. If one weren’t listening they would think that the melodies and rhythms were from a perky pop album. Once the lyrics sink in does the listener realize he is listening to something much more substantial. We realizing Lucas is baring his soul for us, weaving tales of loves and losses. Standout tracks are Swallowed Whole and Fill in the Blanks. By the time the album has played it’s last notes we realize that Lucas has done something very brave. He has opened up and created a real and emotional album in this world of pop “fluff” and for that we should all be grateful. One soon finds than instead of tiring of the album after repeated listens you only grow more attached and invested.


Lucas is a great storyteller.
Lucas's music is simple, yet the music is haunting. We listen to the storyteller weave a story of people,places and emotions, through his favorite colour blue. Lucas does not disappoint with this latest finely woven tapestry of music. He has soul and for all the simplicity of the music the payoff comes in the message he sends. Forever's not as long as it used to be.

Lara Falberg

Mire's songs move into your head, but they are welcome, lovely guests.
I am a music snob. I gravitate towards punk, garage, and alternative, but I do appreciate folk music as well. Lucas Mire is that rare acoustic performer who says something in his songs that hasn't necessarily been said, or at least not the way he conveys his lyrical thoughts. It takes a pretty hard edge via folk music to leave a mark on me, but Mire accomplishes this with songs like 'Francis' and 'City Lights'. I walk around singing them, trying to emulate his pitch, but they are welcome guests inside my head. I hope this is the beginning of more from this soulful and unpretentious writer/singer. I could listen to him all day, and often do.