We had the good fortune of connecting with Lulu Fall and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Lulu, do you have any habits that you feel contribute to your effectiveness?
My parents always instilled two things in me: express yourself, and take it one step at a time. Of course, one can take these two pieces of advice and apply it to all areas in life. For me, these two pieces of advice have become a bit of a mantra for me, personally and professionally. I have always had big goals and aspirations. I also suffered from self-sabotaging due to being too overwhelmed to even attempt approaching these goals. The habit of being present, taking on one task or step at a time, gives me tunnel vision and an amount of focus that is geared towards not only reaching my goals, but continuously manifesting the desires I have for my professional future. Especially since I have anxiety, it is easy to feel worry and fear when it comes to future endeavors. Strategic day-to-day goal-setting keeps me rooted in the present; the present moment is the optimal time to manifest positive change and growth.
The other habit that aids in my continued success is expressing myself. Especially being in such a cutthroat business like the entertainment industry, you absolutely need a strong sense of self, otherwise you will float away. Being told since childhood to express myself has allowed me to always stay firmly rooted in who I am, what I want to achieve, and simply put, what makes me happy.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I am a singer, songwriter, actor and most recently, abstract painter. I have always felt a magnetic, almost cosmic pull to the arts, since I was a child. I am an underdog. I am versatile, flexible and honest. These attributes majorly helped me get to where I am today. When I want to achieve something, I push and I push hard. In a business where the door is slammed shut on you more times than you can count, it is absolutely disheartening and sometimes emotionally debilitating. When I started to further develop my tunnel vision, align myself with my goals and therefore develop more confidence, I found that I was able to navigate these certain challenges and keep chipping away at my goals.
I want the world to know one thing about my brand: I create with pure honestly. Raw, honest emotions are displayed throughout my music, my visual art and my acting. Honest music, especially, regardless of genre or language, is what pierces the soul and creates that emotional connection to your music. I live for that.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I relocated to the Detroit area right before the pandemic hit, followed by lockdown. With that said, I am still slowly familiarizing myself with the city. In doing so, I have run into some wonderful hang out spots, black-owned eateries, and iconic museums:
Seva, vegan restaurant
Detroit Vegan Soul estaurant (Black-Owned)
Dequindre Cut (bike path)
Charles Wright Museum of African-American History
Dolce Vita restaurant
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I want to dedicate this shoutout to my mother. She has been my champion since before I can even remember. She, along with my father, saw that I had a keen interest in the arts and they put me into every extracurricular arts program they could afford. She fostered my growth as her daughter and as an artist. She still does to this day. I love you mommy.
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