Born Lucie Silverman in 1980, Lucie Silvas signed to Chrysalis Records in 2000, but her debut single, "It's Too Late," failed to make a significant showing on the British charts and Silvas was dropped from the label before an album ever came out. She spent the next few years working as a songwriter, writing for such artists as Liberty X and Will Young, but ultimately decided that performing her own material was what she truly wanted to do. Accordingly, she began to work on getting herself another record deal. Mercury picked up the young singer in 2003 and released her debut full-length, Breathe In, the following year. After a few delays, Silvas' second album, The Same Side, hit British shelves in 2007.