American musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer, Steve Lacy is moving quickly.
He was still in high school when he joined the Internet, an R&B project run by Syd the Kyd, a former Odd Future engineer, and Matt Martians, a member of the Jet Age of Tomorrow.
Lacy’s playing strengthened the band’s bottom end, and the experience gave him the confidence to contribute more to the iPhone music he’d learned to compose.
The promise of “Curse,” the lovely jazzy conclusion from Lacy’s 2015 Internet debut, Ego Death, and intriguing tunes like the sinister “Dark Red” (from his 2017 EP Steve Lacy’s Demo), came true in his 2019 solo debut, Apollo XXI, which was well-done yet kept to itself.
Lacy discusses feeling suffocated by heteronormative mores and a conformist society in “Like Me,” a nine-minute hallucinogenic bedroom symphony. The outro of Apollo’s “4ever” is frightening enough to serve as an interlude in Solange’s “When I Get Home” album.
So, what happens when your early work is excellent enough to get you gigs with your favorite musicians?
- Baby, you got something in your nose
- Sniffin’ that K, did you feel the hole?
- Hope you find peace for yourself
- New boyfriend ain’t gon’ fill the void
- Do you really even like this track?
- Take away the drugs but you feel the noise?
- More and more you try to run away
- You fuck your young self, do you feel the toy?...READ MORE